David Phillips has lauded Nottingham Forest captain Joe Worrall after Sunday’s draw with Crystal Palace. The Reds brought the curtain down on the 2022/23 campaign with a 1-1 draw in the capital.

Forest secured their Premier League status the week previous when they beat Arsenal 1-0 at the City Ground. As a result, there wasn’t much riding on the Selhurst Park clash at the weekend.

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Taiwo Awoniyi did put Forest in the lead in South London. The Eagles fired back though and Will Hughes scored against the Reds to earn a share of the spoils from a pretty entertaining clash.

Phillips was covering the game for Premier League Productions. He was on co-commentary duty and afterwards, he raved about Worrall on Twitter, with the club captain in fine form.

The 2022/23 campaign has been a strange one for Worrall. He’s rarely been considered the first choice under Steve Cooper in the Premier League and he’s been dropped on a number of occasions.

Like many players in recent weeks, however, he has been largely impressive. Although it came late into the season Worrall has showcased that he’s capable of playing in the Premier League.

Phillips lauded Worrall after Forest draw

The man who served the Reds with distinction during his time as a player is a fan of Worrall. As the club captain, he has a lot of expectation placed on his shoulders and of late he’s lived up to the armband.

Phillips took to Twitter after the game. He said: “So solid today. Great sense of danger and timed challenges. My Man of the Match closely following by Taiwo. MGW wasn’t bad either and the away support.”

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The challenge for Worrall next season is consistency. At times during the current campaign, he’s done okay but it’s all too sporadic with the 26-year-old Forest man born and bred in Hucknall.

Worrall will remain at Forest next season. Now, he will hope to use the end of the current campaign as a springboard to bigger and better things; with a new contract possibly in the offing too.

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