WORRALL: IT’S LIKE A DREAM FOR ME
JOE Worrall says he has to pinch himself in amazement as he adjusts to life as a first-team player with his beloved Nottingham Forest.
Defender Worrall grew up watching Forest at the City Ground, but, having risen through the Nigel Doughty Academy, the 19year-old is now strutting his stuff on the pitch.
After four months on loan with Dagenham & Redbridge in League Two last season, Worrall started three Championship games in November.
But, despite making the considerable leap, the teenager is adamant he is keeping his feet firmly on the ground.
“It means everything to wear the shirt and get out there,” he said. “My mates text me all the time and say they can’t believe I am playing – and I can’t, sometimes, to be honest.
“A lot of people say I deserve it. Sometimes I do sit back and think about how hard I have worked to get this far. It is paying off, because just being able to play here is great.
“I am cherishing playing in the team and I don’t think my perspective will change whoever we are up against.
“It is not too different to playing in League Two, as I was last season on loan at Dagenham.
“League Two is more physical, but otherwise it’s the same thing.”
DELIGHTED: Joe Worrall