On Thursday evening Rangers were back in Europa League action as they hosted Villarreal at Ibrox, and manager Steven Gerrard gave Nottingham Forest loanee Joe Worrall another opportunity in the first team for the game.
Despite being reduced to ten men in the match as Daniel Candeias saw red for two bookable offences just ahead of the half-time mark, they took a point on the day to take qualification down to the last Group game and whilst it was a reasonably mixed performance from Worrall, given the opposition had the advantage and dominated, he did far more right than wrong on the night and again it’s great experience for the young lad that we will hopefully benefit from down the line.
Given his somewhat mixed performance, reactions on social media to his showing were equally mixed, but from a quick scan for every criticism that he received, he also took glowing praise.
What a performance from McGregor MOTM but thought big worrall was outstanding tonight also
— Chris Morrison (@chrismorrison72) November 29, 2018
McGregor was honestly world class tonight, for me hes even better than his first spell. Thought Worrall and Goldson were outstanding and special mention for Flano who had a decent game apart from his dodgy pass
— Ankaragucu-Iskocya (@Kankagroup) November 29, 2018
Mcgregor and worrall outstanding ????
— Darren Petrie (@darrenpetrie49) November 29, 2018
He didn’t really put a foot wrong and if we are going to or need to rotate the defender it’s good having someone like him you can rely on to come in and do a good job.
— Colin – Kanye West (@atcolin) November 30, 2018
Agreed, he put In a cracking shift. Bad for forgetting how young and inexperienced the boy is, and that playing in that kinda game and atmosphere isn’t something that he will have known before he joined us
— Louch (@StephenLouch) November 30, 2018
Few ropey moments in the 1st half. But doesnt help trying to cover for Flanagan. Dont think any of our left CBs have had a good game when he has played.
— Mark Jones (@taffymcjones85) November 30, 2018
I only watched 2nd half thought he was super
— Jackson (@jgeef23) November 30, 2018