Joe Worrall says he spoke to two former Rangers players over move

Joe Worrall of Rangers arrives at the stadium prior to the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park Stadium on September 2, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Worrall has impressed at Rangers since joining on loan from Nottingham Forest.

Joe Worrall of Rangers takes a look around the pitch prior to the Betfred Scottish League Cup Semi Final between Aberdeen and Rangers at Hampden Park on October 28, 2018 in Glasgow,...

Joe Worrall has told Rangers' official podcast that he spoke to Barrie McKay and Jason Cummings about a move to Ibrox before completing a season-long loan move this summer.

Worrall, 21, has starred for the Gers since completing a move north of the border, and is set to start for Steven Gerrard's side in their Europa League Group G clash against Spartak Moscow in Russia.

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A highly-rated defender, Worrall is perhaps unfortunate to have been overlooked by Aitor Karanka this season, though Forest are boasting plenty of options at centre-back including Danny Fox, Tobias Figuerido and Michael Dawson.

 

The England Under-21 international spoke of how former Nottingham Forest teammates and ex-Rangers players McKay and Cummings sold a move to Rangers to the defender.

Asked if he would recommend a move to Scotland for young English talent, Worrall said: "100 per cent. To play in the Europa League, it was such an incentive. The sheer size of the club as well, you don't realise until you're here.

"I spoke to some boys who were at Forest, the likes of Barrie McKay, Jason Cummings. They said the same, it's incredible. You go to away games, and there are three stands of Rangers supporters. It's very iconic.

"It's hard to put into words how dedicated our fans are. Some wouldn't fancy St. Mirren away at 12, but they were there. They sing their heart out all game."

Jason Cummings of Rangers arrives at the stadium prior to the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on April 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Worrall has made 10 appearances for Rangers in all competitions now, breaking into Gerrard's starting line-up ahead of fellow summer signing Nikola Katic.

A win for Rangers on Thursday night in Russia against Spartak Moscow would see them all but qualify for the knockout stage of the Europa League. Currently sitting top on five points, avoiding defeat will be an excellent result.

Scotland international Cummings is struggling at Forest and has gone on loan to League One side Peterborough United, where he is scoring freely. McKay has since left Forest, joining Swansea City.

Barrie McKay of Rangers runs with the ball during the Scottish Cup Quarter final match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on March 4, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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