Joe Worrall contract: Defender signs new two-year contract with Nottingham Forest

Joe Worrall says he is over the moon to have signed a contract extension with Nottingham Forest.

The defender, who joined the team in 2011 and has since played 220 times for them, recently agreed to a new two-year contract that will keep him with the Reds through 2026.

Worrall has established himself as a major member of Steve Cooper’s squad, serving as their captain during both their successful promotion campaign in 2021–2022 and their first season back in the top division.

“I’m over the moon and just so pleased to extend my time with the club,” said the 26-year-old.

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“You only have to look to the future and it looks very bright. Everybody knows how much we care to try and improve as a team and try and push on as a club.

“The owner has proved time and time again that he’s creating the Forest family and building a real identity within the football club, not just in the club, but in the league and in world football. We want to become that force again.”

Worrall received high appreciation for his most recent effort against Chelsea, when he played despite the recent tragic death of his uncle and assisted Forest in earning their first victory at Stamford Bridge since 1995. Head coach Cooper praised Worrall’s performance, calling it the best of Nottingham.

Ross Wilson, Forest’s chief football officer, stated: “We were pleased to reach an agreement with Joe to extend his contract recently and I know that Joe was equally pleased to do so.”