Rangers official Mark Allen says Joe Worrall returning to Nottingham Forest

A general view of Ibrox Stadium ahead of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Joe Worrall joined Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox club Glasgow Rangers on loan from Nottingham Forest last summer.

27th February 2019, Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Rangers versus Dundee; Joe Worrall of Rangers applauds the fans at the end of the matchJoe Worrall of Rangers

Rangers Director of Football Mark Allen has told the club’s official website that Joe Worrall will return to Nottingham Forest.

Worrall joined Rangers on a season-long loan deal from Forest in the Championship in England in the summer of 2018.

The 22-year-old central defender will return to the Reds when his loan spell ends, Allen has stated.

Allen told Rangers’ official website: “There’s no secret to the fact Joe Worrall will go back and return to Nottingham Forest, so obviously, there’s a focus on making sure we are robust back there and I think generally we’re looking at where we think we can strengthen.”

Kristoffer Ajer of Celtic battles for the ball with Joe Worrall of Rangers during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premier League between Celtic and at Ibrox Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Glasgow,...

Disappointing spell at Rangers

Much was expected of Worrall when he arrived at Rangers on loan from Forest last summer, with manager Gerrard telling Sky Sports before the signing was made that the defender is “fantastic”.

The English youngster has played well on occasion for the Gers this season, but there have been too many times when he has left much to be desired.

According to WhoScored, the 22-year-old has made 19 starts and two substitute appearances in the Scottish Premiership for Rangers this season.

Worrall, though, is a very good and promising young defender, and perhaps he will get his chance at Forest next season.

Joe Worrall of Rangers celebrates at full time  during the Ladbrookes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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