It was a day to remember for Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall after he bagged his first goal for Rangers yesterday.

The central defender has impressed on loan with the Scottish giants and his maiden strike kept their hopes of silverware alive.

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With the Gers trailing Aberdeen 1-0 in the Scottish Cup, Worrall tapped home following a Ryan Kent cross in the second half.

The 22-year-old earned rave reviews from boss Steven Gerrard, whilst the player took to Twitter to speak of his delight at netting:

Worrall has played 26 times in all competitions for the Gers, and but for a few minor mistakes has looked impressive.

The Forest academy graduate has already played over 50 times for Forest and this loan stint will do his first-team ambitions no harm at all.

Martin O’Neill has already shown that he isn’t afraid to blood youngsters.

Worrall left the City Ground craving regular action. He will return a more complete defender and boasting experience of playing European football.

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All the ingredients are there when it comes to the youngster.

He is uncompromising in stature, composed on the ball and strong in the tackle.

Forest have missed Michael Dawson and Tobias Figueiredo for large parts of the current campaign.

Reliability is a must next year when O’Neill assembles his squad and Worrall should get a chance to impress.

Following his heroics yesterday, both Rangers and Forest fans took to Twitter.

We looked at what supporters were saying about Worrall following Rangers’ 1-1 draw with Aberdeen.