Joe Worrall has sent a message to the Nottingham Forest supporters after Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Newcastle. The Reds’ captain was defiant on Twitter following a disappointing performance.
Goals from Fabian Schar and Callum Wilson ensured an opening day win for Newcastle. It also provided a fourth year in succession where Forest have taken zero points from the first game.
There is work for Steve Cooper to do. He will have learned a lot about his team during their opening Premier League game and he’ll hope his new squad can settle quickly.
Worrall enjoyed a proud moment for the Reds on Saturday. He made his first outing as the permanent club captain and he will hope to lead the team to safety this season.
Forest aren’t familiar with losing games. Had Steve Cooper been in charge for the whole of last season, they would have gone up automatically rather than through the play-offs.
Cooper’s squad will be desperate to try and put things right next weekend. The Reds face West Ham in their first Premier League game at the City Ground for 23 years.
Forest supporters sent message by Worrall
Worrall is a passionate player. He wears his heart on his sleeve and any time the team is defeated, it will clearly hurt him a great deal.
The 25-year-old endured a tough baptism of fire at the weekend and he, more than anyone, will be desperate to help Forest secure a first win next weekend.
Forest are in good hands with Worrall as captain. He has replaced Lewis Grabban who has departed the club after four years and held the captaincy for the last two years.
The centre-back will be a regular in the team this season. Cooper views him as integral and after Saturday he’s taken to Twitter to urge the club’s supporters to keep backing the team.