‘Brilliant’: Rangers fans praise defender Joe Worrall
Rangers carved out a goalless draw at home to Villarreal on Thursday night – and some of the club’s supporters hailed defender Joe Worrall for his performance.
The Gers goalkeeper Allan McGregor took the headlines for a number of top-class saves to earn his side a point in the Europa League group stages.
Steven Gerrard’s side saw Daniel Candeias sent off just before half-time and the defence stood firm to keep out Villarreal, meaning they are still in the hunt for qualification to the knockout rounds going into the last match but need to win.
A selection of Rangers fans praised outfield player Worrall for his role in the European draw and feel he was a rock in defence.
The 21-year-old centre-back, who is on a season-long loan at Ibrox from Nottingham Forest, was recalled to the starting XI by Gerrard.
He repaid the manager’s faith by sticking to his defensive task well against Villarreal and is a towering figure in the box.
Worrall does face some healthy competition in the squad to nail down his starting position alongside the favoured Connor Goldson, with Nikola Katic and Gareth McAuley also in contention.
But the young centre-back proved himself to be useful in the Europa League and it will be intriguing to see if he starts away at Hearts on Sunday in the league.
Here are some of the Rangers fan tweets on Worrall’s performance:
You were brilliant too mate! That was your best performance in a Rangers jersey!
— David Breen (@Breenda82) November 30, 2018
— Brandon (@BrandoRFC) November 29, 2018
You were outstanding too big man! ???
— Kyle Graham (@kyle_graham4) November 29, 2018
Thought joe worrall was clas tonight, goldson good as well except a few minor lapses especially considering he ended up 1v1 with their winger a few times
— Davie⚽ (@WATP115) November 29, 2018
Well done, a brilliant defensive masterclass???
— Jim Edgar (@JimEdga99407666) November 29, 2018
Excellent game big man! Thought you were superb.
— Ghyll (@Ghyll11) November 29, 2018
I think @JoeWorrall5 has caught the bug ? last player off the park tonight too ?⚪?
— Craig Brown (@CraigBro89) November 29, 2018