Date: 4th November 2018 at 6:53pm
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Rangers defender Joe Worrall has made it clear he doesn’t see his career at Ibrox as a long-term relationship, speaking to The Herald this weekend.

Steven Gerrard went on the record in September stating his desire to make a permanent move for the Nottingham Forest loanee, but the player sees the situation differently and will be heading back to England at the end of the season.

As quoted by The Herald, Worrall said of a potential permanent stay:

It’s obviously nice that the manager says things like that, but I’m on loan from Forest.

Forest is my team, they employ me and pay my wages. It’s a loan for me. I’m really enjoying it here, and I thank the gaffer for playing me in the games.

I’m here until the end of the season, so hopefully you’ll see a lot more from me and what I can do.

Worrall’s performances have lacked consistency since joining in the summer transfer window. At times he’s looked solid and confident in the Gers backline and on other occasions looks below the standard needed.

There’s been plenty of criticism from fans for some of his displays.

The fact he is still only 21 years of age plays a factor in that and it’s clear he has potential, but it looks like Rangers won’t get to see any of that beyond the 2018/19 season.

Is it time to start playing Nikola Katic again in his place?

What are your thoughts on Joe Worrall’s form since joining Rangers? Let us know in the comments below…

 

7 Replies to “It’s clear Gerrard signing’s heart isn’t in it for the long haul at Ibrox”

  • Play Katic. In the early part of the season Goldson and Katic were like a pair of rocks at the heart of the defence. From the Bury friendly until the Celtic match we went 14 matches undefeated. Why does Gerrard insist on playing loanees and ex-Liverpool players when we have better permanent Rangers players? Flanagan for Declan John? Coulibaly instead of Ross McCrorie? Is Ryan Kent better than Glen Middleton (I don’t think so)? Ejaria instead of Ryan Jack (some of the time)? Worrall instead of Katic?

    Are we a development team for Angers, Roma, Liverpool and Notts Forest, or should we be developing the spine of a long-term Rangers team? It’s not as if his picks are an improvement…

  • Well after making it clear what his end of season intentions are im afraid worrall should be benched
    Katic reinstated to the first eleven

  • Bring back Katic.
    Send Worral back home to Nottingham.
    Send the Roma player packing.
    Play Grezda.
    Play Middleton from start.
    Play the big Irishman more.
    I could go on but Gerrard knows best

  • I agree relegate Worrall to the bench and play Katic . You don’t bring confidence to the rest of the team with remarks like that.in my opinion Katic is a better player.

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