Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper was full of praise for defender Joe Worrall after the 1-0 victory away at Chelsea.

The defender played a full 90 minutes just a week after the tragic death of his Uncle, Sgt Graham Saville.

26-year-old Worrall played tremendously and courageously after what has been a very tough week for the Forest academy graduate.

At Stamford Bridge, he put the team before himself leading the side to a superb and well-deserved away victory.

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Steve Cooper on Joe Worrall

Speaking in his press conference after the game, Cooper was quick to point out Worrall after his display and bravery after an extremely difficult seven days.

“We should pay special tribute to Joe Worrall.

“He’s just had an ovation from the supporters, and in the dressing room.

“He’s suffered a tragic bereavement, someone he was really close to, and he’s still put us first when he didn’t have to.

“What a performance.”

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His commitment and desire to play for his boyhood club is what makes Joe Worrall who he is.

Every time he wears the red of Forest, he leaves his heart and soul out on the pitch, like today putting the team before himself to ensure the club succeeds in any way possible.

Joe Worrall, a true leader.

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