The summer Ibrox recruit made his first appearance for Steven Gerrard's Rangers in Spain.
There have been few more daunting debuts than the one Joe Worrall faced for Rangers on Thursday. Without a competitive appearance all season, the summer loan signing from Nottingham Forest was thrust into Steven Gerrard's Rangers team to face Villarreal at the expense of Nikola Katic.
And, despite falling behind to Carlos Bacca's superb strike inside 45 seconds at the home of the Europa League Group G favourites, Rangers escaped with a commendable 2-2 draw which could have easily been more in the end.
Although Scott Arfield's second half equaliser was swiftly eradicated by Moreno Gerard, Villarreal had no reply to Kyle Lafferty's leveller 14 minutes from time.
But how did Worrall - who has made barely 70 career appearances for Nottingham Forest and Dagenham & Redbridge - fare on his Rangers bow? Who better to ask than the following Gers fans on Twitter...
Don’t know how others seen it but I thought Joe Worrall done well, especially making his debut in a game like that ⚪️— Scott Brown (@ScottBrown64) September 20, 2018
Impressed very much with Joe Worrall. Looks calm and assured on the ball. Unlucky with the first goal but he looks like he will be a real asset. Slack from Barasic for their second goal but he more than made up for it for ours.— adamski152 (@adamski152) September 20, 2018
WE’RE ON OUR WAY
Joe Worrall is gid.— Smiffy (@SmiffyCo55) September 20, 2018
Got to give Joe Worrall some credit for tonight thought he was solid and put in a shift especially his first game @JoeWorrall5 well done lad ⚪️— Ian Paterson (@Caltha) September 20, 2018
Joe Worrall has it in his back pocket along with Carzola https://t.co/0qaOPqHxPD— BrownBrogues (@BrownBorgues) September 20, 2018
Thought joe Worrall was superb on his debut tonight!— Gazza (@MarkMacpheeRFC) September 20, 2018
33 degree heat let’s not forget and Joe Worrall no games at all and performed like that!!— DBL (@thedocdbl) September 20, 2018
The Nottingham Forest academy product, who has three caps for England's Under-21s, is due to spend the season at Rangers.
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