Nottingham Forest’s Joe Worrall has taken to social media to express his pride at captaining his boyhood club, and it has been well received by the Forest faithful.
Sabri Lamouchi earned his first win since taking charge as his side ran out 1-0 winners over Fleetwood Town in the League Cup first round, in what was also the team’s first clean sheet of the season.
There was considerable speculation about Worrall’s future over the summer, but after returning back to the club from his loan spell at Rangers he has been a key fixture in the side, playing in all three games so far, and impressing enough for Lamouchi to hand him the captaincy.
The 22-year-old described it as an ‘honour’ to be handed the armband and he will feel even happier that he oversaw a victory, and in doing so set-up a second-round clash with Derby County – a game he is eagerly anticipating.
Many Forest fans have congratulated him on his achievement and are impressed with what they have seen from the defender since coming back into the side.
Here are some of the responses sent to Worrall on Twitter in response to his message.
Well done Joe, you have had a good start to the season.
— Nick (@NickBrookz) August 13, 2019
The fact you have played all 3 games so far answers your baffling critics ????????
Keep going Joe! Great to see a player who cares so much for the club out there on the pitch ????????
— Andrew (@Nesto25) August 13, 2019
Well played sir. Lovely to see you with the armband, hope to see that a lot more in the future. #NFFC
— Trent End Tony ⚽️???? (@TrentEndTony) August 13, 2019
Well played Joe great to see one of our own as captain and back where you belong
— redfrango (@redfrango) August 14, 2019
Well played Joe, skippered the side well ????????
— Superreds (@superreds1973) August 13, 2019
Well played Joe. Good luck for the season ahead ????????⚪????
— JD (@Predator1986) August 13, 2019
Class again tonight Joe ????????????⚪️
— Will Thorpe (@ThorpeyNFFC) August 13, 2019