NOTTINGHAM Forest legend Kenny Burns hopes Joe Worrall isn’t brought back from his Rangers loan spell early.

Boss Aitor Karanka faces a defensive crisis after Michael Dawson was injured against Ipswich and could recall Worrall in January.

Burns is keen for him to stay at Ibrox and told the Nottingham Post: “The manager will probably wait to see how Dawson is, but even if he is going to be out for a while, I still wouldn’t bring Worrall back.

“He’ll learn more up there, working for Steven Gerrard and playing in the kind of matches he has been doing, than he would if he’d stayed at Forest this year.

“If you bring Joe back and Fox and Dawson end up not being out for too long, then all of a sudden he’s back to barely playing again.

“I’d have him back at the end of the season, for sure, but being at Rangers can really help his development.”