Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall has told Nottinghamshire Live that he is happy at the club and maintains his only focus is on the next game.
The central defender is an ever-present in the league under Sabri Lamouchi this season and is bang in form.
He returned to the club in the summer following a season-long loan at Rangers and his resurgence has been phenomenal.
The Reds academy graduate was linked with Newcastle, Burnley, Hull and Wigan during the summer. Forest stood firm, however, with Lamouchi adamant that Worrall featured in his plans.
That has definitely been the case so far with the 22-year-old an instrumental part of the Forest team.
The battling defender insists he is more than happy playing for the Reds.
He told Nottinghamshire Live: “Of course there’s always speculation. You see it all the time on Twitter. At the end of the day I’m playing for Forest- the team I love. I love wearing the red shirt.
“It’s something that I am focused on for the next game. Lots of things can happen in football, but I’m just focused on Bristol City.”
Worrall is a lifelong Forest fan and his presence in the Reds back four has been telling.
His partnership with Michael Dawson at the start of the campaign was a joy to behold and Worrall has maintained his solidity alongside both Tobias Figueiredo and Chema Rodriguez.
Forest supporters will be hoping that Worrall’s good form can continue and that he can play a big part in the future of the football club.
Having sold several other academy graduates in the past it is refreshing and honest to hear Worrall come out and publicly state his desire to keep performing for the Reds.
A push towards promotion could be on the cards this season and Forest will need players to continue showing the determination and resolve that they have shown so far.
Worrall’s future should be at Forest for the foreseeable future and long may his good form continue at the heart of the back four.