talkSPORT presenter, and former Sky Sports reporter, David Tanner has praised Rangers right-back Nathan Patterson after his performance for Scotland last night.
The 19-year-old was given his first start for his country by manager Steve Clarke, and he duly delivered by providing the assist for Lyndon Dykes’ goal against Moldova.
Patterson made a lung-busting run forward from deep in order to get a shot away. His attempt was parried into the path of Dykes, who slotted away to make it 1-0. After the goal, Tanner took to Twitter to say:
This is why young Nathan Patterson got the nod over Stephen O’Donnell at right back for this particular game!
Sensational energy in attack!#SCOMDA pic.twitter.com/kcsu81AxVz
— David Tanner (@DavidTannerTV) September 4, 2021
The fullback is an extremely promising young player, and the Light Blues were absolutely correct to turn down interest from the likes of Everton and Liverpool before the transfer window closed.
Patterson looks certain to become an important first-team player for the Gers in the near future. With captain James Tavernier turning 30 in October, it won’t be long before the teenager is handed more starts at club level.