Steven Gerrard has been pretty clear in his disappointment over Joe Worrall’s horror show on Wednesday at Killie – the Rangers boss didn’t mince his words over the clanger which led to Killie ultimately winning the game, and Worrall has previous for these.
Yes, his stats are actually pretty good, but his mistakes cost goals and points and Gerrard must be seriously considering the return of Nikola Katic to give the Croat a fairly justifiably earned place.
Sadly his last league start was also on an artificial surface in Hamilton and the former Balupo defender had a very poor match at best, before angrily slamming the dugout with his fist as he got withdrawn.
He has been clear that synthetic surfaces are bad for his back given his massive frame, so while Gerrard may well be looking at him for Livi this Sunday, equally the turf may well be a hindrance to him and if he did start, we might struggle to see the best of the colossal stopper.
But Worrall’s confidence is likely to be absolutely shot following that nightmare at Rugby Park, and another plastic pitch this weekend is hardly going to appeal to him.
Does Stevie really look at dropping Worrall and restoring Katic?