Rangers defender Joe Worrall has revealed the winter break has come at the wrong time for him, as he was starting to do well on the back of an extended run of games in the starting eleven.

Worrall, who joined the Gers on a season-long deal from Nottingham Forest on transfer deadline day, has had to wait patiently to make the most of his chances at Ibrox.

However, prior to the winter break, Worrall had started three straight league games at Rangers for the first time since November.

The 22-year-old gave a good account of himself during the 1-1 draw against Hibernian on Boxing Day and clocked the full 90 minutes during Rangers’ impressive win over Celtic in the Old Firm derby.

And from a personal point of view, Worrall feels the mid-season break has come at the wrong time for him, as he was starting to do well following an extended run in the starting eleven.

Despite his personal concerns with the timing of the winter break, Worrall also admitted the mid-season camp will be a good opportunity to accommodate the new players and work towards a better second half of the season.

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“I joined a little bit late, on transfer deadline day, and a lot of work had been done in the summer with the players”, Worrall told Rangers TV.

“I think I have integrated well but now it’s kind of like another little pre-season and we’ve added more bodies as well so we can get in the swing of things, feed off each other and push on in the second half of the season.

“It’s strange.

"I think I play my best football personally when I get a run of games and I was just starting to get in the swing of things, playing well against Hibs and obviously the Celtic game.

“So it’s come at a pretty bad time for me because I got back in the team and I started playing well, but I just need to get games under my belt and I’m really enjoying it here.”

Rangers will return to action in the Scottish Premiership on 23rd January when they face third-placed Kilmarnock at Rugby Park.