Glasgow Rangers manager Steven Gerrard reportedly wants to sign 21-year-old Joe Worrall, the Nottingham Forest centre half, on a-season-loan-deal.

He would be the final part of his Gers revolution. 6’ 4” Worrall would be a good addition to the squad, as he is tall, athletic and a really good defender.

Rangers have two good centre-backs in Connor Goldson and Nikola Katic and Worrall would give the boss the option of using a strong back three.

Allan McGregor is an outstanding goalkeeper and Gerrard could move James Tavernier to right-wing back and Borna Barisic to left-wing back.

This would strengthen the defensive side of the ‘Gers, and help to prevent losing goals at cross balls, free kicks and corners.

Gerrard has admitted that he is a big fan of the young defender.

“I’ve been following him for many years with England. He’s a really good player but I don’t think I have to add to that any more.

“I’ve never been keen to talk about other club’s players – it’s disrespectful, but yes we are looking for a centre-back.”

He has played 52 times for the City Ground side before going on loan to Dagenham & Redbridge where he appeared in 14 of their matches.

Worrall is down the pecking order, following the signings of Michael Dawson and Michael Hefele, coupled with the form of Tobias Figueiredo and Danny Fox.

He also captained the England squad that won the 2017 Toulon Youth Tournament, and has accumulated three caps for England’s U21 side.

It appears that Worrall would relish the opportunity to shine with Gerrard’s Rangers side.

The boss could continue with a back four and rest one of his favoured centre halves on occasions.

Rangers could use an extra option at the back and Worrall would be an exciting addition.


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