Joe Worrall has goosebumps thinking about Nottingham Forest's Premier League home return against West Ham United

Joe Worrall admits he has goosebumps when he thinks about making his Premier League home debut with Nottingham Forest.

Friday, 12th August 2022, 2:29 pm
Joe Worrall is ready for a special moment when Nottingham Forest play their first Premier League home game in 23 years this weekend
Joe Worrall is ready for a special moment when Nottingham Forest play their first Premier League home game in 23 years this weekend

The Hucknall defender was part of the first Forest to play a top-flight game in 23 years last weekend when the Reds lost 2-0 at Newcastle.

But Worrall, who famously played for Hucknall’s youth football clubs, now his his thoughts on this Sunday and Forest’s first home game against West Ham.

He said: "Last season the FA Cup games we had at the City Ground took some topping.

"The Wembley (play-off final) day was obviously huge, but that first game against West Ham I think, with all the banners on display, will be something special.

"The supporters who are lucky enough to get a ticket to witness that, and also us lads that are lucky enough to put on the shirt for the first time in 23 years, I’ve got goosebumps speaking about it."

Worrall, who attracted the interest of West Ham last season, believes it is nothing more than what Forest deserve.

He said: “Forest are a massive club in this country and an institution and for us to be back in the Premier League is where we belong.”​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​