Rangers loanee Joe Worrall has held his hands up to the fact that he made mistakes on and off the pitch during his time at Ibrox – and admitted that the Rangers fans weren’t shy in letting him know about it.
Worrall had a few high-profile howlers on the pitch before he landed in hot water over a drunken video posted to social media but insists that he’s a “better payer and a better man” for his time in Glasgow.
Worrall played his final game in the defeat to Kilmarnock last weekend but wants to thank Steven Gerrard for a “brilliant” experience.
“I have had plenty of highs and a few lows in my career already. Over the past year I have learned quite a lot about how to conduct myself, after slipping up a couple of times,” Worrall told Nottingham Live.
“I don’t mind admitting that, I slipped up on and off the pitch. But I am coming back to Forest as a better player and a better man and I am looking forward to cracking on.
“You have to learn from your mistakes and I can say for a fact that Rangers fans let you know about it, when you do make a mistake.
“The experience up there has been brilliant. The city, the people, playing under a huge manager who I would like to thank, in Gerrard.”
Worrall made 32 appearances for the Gers during his time at Ibrox and helped Gerrard’s side secure second in the Scottish Premiership while narrowly missing out on qualification for the Europa League knockout rounds.
The defender will go back to Nottingham Forest this summer a much better player than the one who arrived in Glasgow last August after playing regularly in front of an expectant support.
His time at Ibrox should prepare him for anything that Forest has to throw at him and, even as a Forest fan, it wouldn’t be a surprise if their big derby games don’t seem quite as important as they used to after playing in an Old Firm.