Nottingham Forest captain Joe Worrall has highlighted the one area where he’d love to see the team improve next season. The Reds will embark on their second campaign in the Premier League when they open against Arsenal a week on Saturday.

Last season proved a good one in the end for Forest. From the outset the remit was clear; survival at all costs and the chance to remain a Premier League club after winning promotion to the league for the first time in 23 years.

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Worrall endured a somewhat frustrating campaign on a personal level. Steve Cooper didn’t always deem him one of his first-choice central defenders; although he did finish the season on a high, performing well when Scott McKenna and Willy Boly were injured.

Now, the captain has been speaking with Football Daily. He was quizzed on the season ahead and the respected centre-back has been explaining where he’d love to see Forest improve during the 2023/24 campaign.

He said: “I think something that we really need to improve on this season is the away form. We touched upon that last season and it wasn’t something that was particularly strong for us but at the same time it’s an area for improvement and we managed to retain status whilst having a poor away record. If we can tinker with how we approach games away from home then the future is looking good.”

Worrall explains where he’d like Forest to improve and he’s dead right

The captain speaks often and from the heart. He also talks a lot of sense and with these comments, he’s hit the nail firmly on the head. Forest were feeble away from home last year and they can’t be that poor again this season.

Worrall will hope to finally nail down a place in the Forest team this season. Although he was often considered a regular in the Championship, it would be pushing it to call him that last year, with Cooper preferring other options.

The club are hoping to start contract negotiations with Worrall soon. He’s clearly still valued in the dressing room but the 26-year-old will be craving the chance to pin down a place in the team he supported as a boy.

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Forest only won once on their travels in 2022/23. That came in January against Southampton but Worrall will hope that Forest can pick up far more points outside of Nottingham during the campaign that starts very soon.

The Reds will have lofty ambitions this season. They have an ambitious owner and a manager who will never settle for anything less than the best and with a few more signings, Forest could be on the cusp of a decent campaign.

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