Joe Worrall has told Nottingham Forest’s official website of his pride at wearing the captain’s armband for his boyhood club.
The centre-back returned to the team last night and helped Forest claim a decent point against a Watford side who were in the Premier League last season.
Worrall broke a bone in his foot during the second game of the campaign and has missed a large chunk of the season.
His return helped Forest to a third clean sheet of the season and just as he was during 2019/20, Worrall looks like being a big player for the club.
After last night’s game the 23-year-old was quick to speak of his pride at returning to the side and donning the captain’s strap.
He told the official website: “The gaffer gave me the armband, it is something that am immensely proud of. Seeing the ‘c’ next to ‘Worrall’ gives me butterflies.”
Worrall performance will delight Hughton
A few weeks back the defender predicted he’d be back in contention for the game against Reading on Saturday.
Returning a game ahead of schedule was a timely boost for the Reds with Scott McKenna missing last night through injury.
Hughton now has a nice headache at centre-back with Worrall surely set to play a big part now he is over his injury problem.
As with a lot of players, the defender’s form tailed off towards the end of last season and perhaps being on the sidelines with injury has done him good.
Last night he was like the player from the first half of last season, showcasing maturity way beyond his years at the back.
Worrall’s performance last night showcased real courage and it was a display that highlighted exactly why he should keep the armband moving forward.