Nottingham Forest defender Scott McKenna is quickly becoming every supporter’s favourite. It would also seem as though fellow central defender Joe Worrall is a huge fan.
One day after Worrall had visited Joseph Whittaker School to help out on one of the half-term soccer schools run by the club, McKenna rocked up at one.
The Scotland international arrived at Rushcliffe School to put some smiles on some faces and one youngster, in particular, took a shine to McKenna.
Some heartwarming footage has emerged of a young Forest fan showcasing his love for the 25-year-old.
With a small-sided game going on, the soccer school attendee is more interested in planting a huge hug on McKenna.
The Forest rock is clearly touched by the incident and reciprocates with a small squeeze of his own, making the child’s day.
It would seem as though Worrall enjoyed this footage too and he took to Twitter to throw his own thoughts on McKenna into the mix.
The man signed from Aberdeen has kicked on during 2021/22. He has played in every single league game for the Reds and is showcasing some fine form.
Alongside Worrall, the pair have been brilliant and Forest sit nicely in contention for a top-six place with a third of the season remaining.
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It’s fair to say that this level of footage touches the heart. Footballers can often blend into the background and do sometimes get themselves a bad reputation.
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Both McKenna and Worrall have done the club proud in the last couple of days, without donning the red jersey at all.
Forest doing something to be a community club is really great to see and the children clearly loved seeing Worrall and McKenna turn up at the last two days’ soccer schools.
Worrall has taken to Twitter to suggest that the kid in the video is merely showing a similar love to McKenna that he does on a weekly basis.
The Scottish performer must be a joy to play with and alongside Worrall, the pair have become a formidable force.