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.
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:
— Joe Worrall (@JoeWorrall5) March 3, 2019
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.
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.
Unpopular opinion 😂😂
Halliday is our best left said (said it a couple weeks back)
Joe worrall is currently our best center back
— Big Mo 🇬🇧 (@StevieGLoyal) March 4, 2019
I rate joe worrall. There ave said it
— jordan bruce (@JordannB1604) March 3, 2019
Nottingham Forest are a lucky club imo to have someone like Joe Worrall next season. He’s dedicated to his boyhood club and has shown some absolutely superb performances for Rangers. Easily our best centre half these past 2 months imo.
— Scott 🇬🇧 (@RakoTuke) March 3, 2019
Quickly deleting all my negative Joe Worrall tweets
— Ryan (@rfcryan1995) March 3, 2019
Joe worrall has been exceptional since his mistake at Rugby Park. Possibly the best thing to happen to him
— ryan (@ryan_stewart17) March 3, 2019
Steven Gerrard‘s man he’s better than Jap Stam, Joe Worrall is a Rangers man
— Bass (@ross_hughes54) March 3, 2019
— 🌳Juebb🌳 (@juliebuxtonberr) March 3, 2019
See you next season lad. 👌
— Jamie (@JamieBriody) March 3, 2019
Well done Joe.🙌👍 Hope you can go all the way to the final 🏅, get that winners medal then come home to the CG🏡
— richard d hallam (@richarddhallam) March 3, 2019
Joe Worrall was outstanding👏🏻
— Kyle (@kylerutherford2) March 3, 2019