Glasgow Rangers boss Steven Gerrard said the Ibrox loanee “will be a captain of whatever team he plays for” and on Tuesday the Nottingham Forest man was named captain.
A number of Glasgow Rangers fans have taken to Twitter to comment on last season’s Ibrox loanee Joe Worrall posting a message after being handed the Nottingham Forest captaincy for their Carabao Cup win over Fleetwood Town at the City Ground.
Worrall made 32 appearances for Rangers during his loan stint at Ibrox, contributing to Steven Gerrard’s side finishing second in the Scottish Premiership, and this season he has played in all three games for Sabri Lamouchi’s side so far.
The Forest boss named a much-changed line-up for the cup game against the Cod Army, with Worrall named skipper for the night, and he put in a solid display to help the Reds secure a 1-0 win and a second-round tie with bitter rivals Derby County.
Back in March, Rangers boss Gerrard sang Worrall’s praises after the Light Blues on-loan defender scored a leveller in the second half of the Scottish Cup clash with Aberdeen to force the match to a replay, and made a prediction about the 22-year-old which has already come true.
“I thought Joe was outstanding, it was a man-of-the-match performance and he will be a captain of whatever team he plays for,” Gerrard told the Scottish Sun. “He is a leader and he stepped up today.”
Here is Worrall’s tweet, complete with reaction from some Bears:
Go on joe ya mad man ⚪️— Rhys Brown (@rhysbrown1307) August 14, 2019
Well played Joe. Good luck for the season ahead ⚪— JD (@Predator1986) August 13, 2019
Well dun Joe.— thomas urquhart (@blue1690cd) August 13, 2019
Well in mate— leon mcewan (@VFLeonMcewan1) August 14, 2019
Well done @JoeWorrall5.— Kyle Graham (@kyle_graham4) August 14, 2019
Forest’s winner against Fleetwood came from Tiago Silva, who scored his first Reds goal on 59 minutes, collecting John Bostock’s pass and cutting inside his marker before firing home to subsequently set up a tie against Derby, one of Rangers’ pre-season opponents.