KENNY BURNS insists Nottingham Forest should tell Rangers ‘where to go’ if they make a move to land defender Joe Worrall in the summer.
City Ground boss Martin O’Neill was thwarted in his attempts to recall Worrall during the January transfer window and he will remain at Ibrox until the end of the campaign.
The 22-year-old has become a key player for Steven Gerrard’s side this term but insisted at the weekend that he hadn’t considered what the future held for him.
Reds legend Burns believes there is only one place Worrall should be playing his football, though, as he tips the stopper to go on and forge a successful career for himself at Forest.
“I’m fed up with the club selling our best players,” he told the Nottingham Post. “We’ve done it too often in the past, with the likes of Jamaal Lascelles, Karl Darlow, Michael Dawson, Britt Assombalonga.
“We’ve sold plenty of our best players in the past, I’d like to see us keep Worrall.
“I’ve said all along, Joe Worrall is a future Nottingham Forest captain.
“If Rangers do want to buy him in the summer, I’d be telling them where to go. I’d have him back at the club in a heartbeat.
“He’ll have learnt a lot being on loan at Rangers, but I’d like to see him back and playing for Forest next season.
“I think he’ll be able to learn a lot from Michael Dawson, with all the experience he has got.
“Rangers are a big club. The standard of football isn’t the best in Scotland, but it is still a big club and Worrall will be better for the experience.
“He’ll be playing alongside good players, and against good players whenever Rangers face Celtic. He’ll know how much those games mean to people up there.
“Playing a bit of European football will have helped him too. Hopefully he will come back to Forest a better player.”