Date: 12th August 2019 at 5:06pm
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Some Nottingham Forest supporters criticised Joe Worrall for his performance in the Reds’ 1-1 draw with Leeds United on Saturday. The 22-year-old started alongside Michael Dawson at the heart of the defence and played his part in keeping the Whites at bay at Elland Road.

However, fans called out his lack of pace, slow distribution and poor one-on-one defending over the 90 minutes. Worrall has stiff competition for a starting place due to Tobias Figueiredo, Alexander Milosevic, Yohan Benalouane and Chema waiting in the wings, so he can’t afford to disappoint in games.

Against Leeds, the Englishman made 47 touches, won two aerial duels, completed 58.8% of his 34 passes, played 10 long balls with 20% accuracy, gave away one foul, made two interceptions, blocked two shots and made six clearances.

He’s started both Forest’s Championship games this season, conceding three goals so far. Worrall’s loan spell at Rangers last season divided supporters, but Sabri Lamouchi has clearly been impressed with what he’s seen since replacing Martin O’Neill.

Matty Cash, Dawson, Worrall and Jack Robinson made up an all-English defence in the Leeds stalemate and may keep their place for another gameweek after holding Leeds to a point in their own backyard.

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One Reply to “‘All over the place’, ‘Awful’ – some fans criticise Nottingham Forest defender after Leeds draw”

  • right lets get this right,, a few of our fans dont know there backsides from there faces and its these are the clowns thats ALWAYS moaning ,,young kids who no nowt,,, please dont put up the things that they say because we are fed up with there moans,,

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