Fans of Nottingham Forest are not happy with ex-Rangers man Joe Worrall after their final day collapse in the English Championship.
Forest suffered a late collapse at home to Stoke City to lose out on a playoff place to Swansea, losing 4-1 when a point would’ve been enough to secure 6th place and a shot at the Premier League.
It was their sixth match in a row without a victory after their season unravelled following the conceding of a late equaliser against rivals Derby at the start of July.
Worrall gave away a needless free-kick which was eventually forced over the line in the 98th minute by Derby’s Chris Martin to make it 1-1 and Forest’s season would fall apart from then.
It might not be all that fair – especially considering Worrall played every single Championship minute for Forrest this season – but the club’s frustrated fans are trying to understand how a season which promised so much collapsed so quickly in a few weeks.
Sad to say but I suspect we won’t see Cash Lolley Joao or Worrall in a red forest shirt again 😞
— ashbashforest (@ashbashforest) July 22, 2020
Joe Worrall’s foul cost Forest play-offs, pass it on.
— Jack (@Jack_Appleby_01) July 22, 2020
I don’t want to see Worrall play for us ever again
— Sam (@swzd_) July 22, 2020
Idk what Forrest is, but Brice has been solid all season, today him and Joe Worrall let us down tho
— RBIKYS (@rbikysx) July 4, 2020
Joe worrall lumped on us last night to miss out on top6
— Finiesta (@finiesta27) July 23, 2020
I honestly just don’t know what was going through Joe Worrall’s head when he made that stupid foul against Derby.
That not only cost us two more points against our biggest rivals and a form team, but also knocked our confidence and momentum for the remaining games #nffc
— Pondo (@el_pond0) July 23, 2020
Joe worrall was terrifyingly bad last night no one seems to be talking about that tho #NFFC
— Rocco Fox (@foxynffc) July 23, 2020
Big Joe Worrall cost it https://t.co/piqZKSLXKL
— Jason Lamont (@jasonlamont72) July 23, 2020
All goes back to that stupid Joe Worrall foul two weeks ago.
— Levi Stubbs (@levi_stubbs) July 22, 2020
Forest only have Joe Worrall to blame. Shambles #NFFC
— TEERATH (@badwaltirath) July 22, 2020
Joe Worrall must have nightmares from the derby game. Different player after it
— OWEN (@reidy_nffc) July 22, 2020
Worrall, now 23, had a mixed spell at Rangers back in 18/19 and is, unfortunately, best remembered for a howler against Kilmarnock after the winer break which would sorely cost the Gers.
The big defender dallied on the ball, was robbed by Eamonn Brophy, Killie would equalise and then Jordan Jones would go on to score a winner as Rangers never recovered.
Similarly to the Derby free-kick, it’s incredibly unfair to pinpoint one singular moment as being the catalyst for a string of poor team performances.
But it’s an incident which will live long in the memory of Gers fans for all the wrong reasons and spoiled what at times was a decent loan-spell from the English centre-half.
Strong performances against Celtic and in Europe were highlights of his Gers spell, but similarly to his time in Glasgow, high-profile mistakes appear to be costing him down south too.
That said, there will be no-one more disappointed that things didn’t go to plan for his boyhood team this season than the lifelong Forest fan.