Aitor Karanka has left Nottingham Forest after asking the club to release him from his contract. The Spainiard had been in charge at the club for around a year.

Nottingham Forest are right in the middle of a promotion/play-off fight and their next appointment will be key. Because we’re right in the middle of the transfer window, whoever comes in is likely to make changes.

But how does that affect Joe Worrall? The Rangers centre back is on-loan from the City Ground at Ibrox.

Joe Worrall, 22, is beginning to settle at Rangers and has made 17 appearances this season. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

After stuttering form – and some over the top complaints about him saying he intends on returning to Nottingham Forest – Worrall has come into his own. His performance against Celtic was up there with his best in a Rangers shirt.

There’s real hope the England U21 centre back can now push on at the club. But will the management change result in him being recalled to Forest?

It’s unlikely. Not least because club insider Four Lads Had a Dream said they were “pretty sure” there’s no release clause.


However, it’s not convincing nor confirmed that he doesn’t have a recall option. It would be a shame if a player just starting to find his feet left in January now.

In an interview with Rangers TV whilst the squad train in Tenerife Worrall was in high spirits. He spoke about how much he was enjoying it at Rangers.

But we’ll just need to wait and see if we have a fight to keep him this window with parent club Nottingham Forest coming to terms with a management change.

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