Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall has exclusively told Seat Pitch that he hopes the supporters will stick by the Reds in Saturday’s hotly-anticipated game with Derby County.
The Reds centre-back has played every minute of every league game during the 2019/20 campaign and will almost certainly retain his place against the Rams.
Worrall has returned from his loan spell with Rangers and slotted into the Forest back four effortlessly, quickly becoming one of the most important players in boss Sabri Lamouchi’s team.
Born-and-bred in Hucknall, Worrall has issued a passionate message to the Forest supporters ahead of this weekend’s game.
He told Seat Pitch: “Please, just stick by us. We’ve done ever so well at the start of the season, we’ve all pulled together.
“This squad has various different strengths and that’s got us the points total we have so far. We’ve still got the game in hand which is a big factor.
“If we can keep up the results, keep firing, keep scoring and continue keeping them out at my end it can only bode well towards finishing where we want to at the end of the season.”
Worrall is desperate to ensure bragging rights for the supporters this weekend. He is, however, fully aware that these situations can prove pivotal moments in the season.
The 22-year-old continued: “These are key moments in the season. The games against Derby and the tough places you have to go in the Championship can prove vital.
“This one coming up on Saturday is massive towards us pushing on. These games can be speedbumps in the season and hopefully, we can get the right result and send me home a happy lad.”
Worrall has been magnificent this season and he could be reunited with Michael Dawson at the heart of the back four tomorrow.
The pair are definitely cut from the same cloth with their styles of defending and that has seen the duo create a formidable partnership.
Forest supporters will desperately be hoping to see the pairing line-up together this weekend as the Reds take on a Rams outfit buoyed by their win last weekend.
Likewise, Forest will be full of confidence after collecting all three points at Luton and Worrall will no doubt be hoping to avoid that bump in the road when Derby roll into town.