Ian Durrant has claimed that Rangers defender Nathan Patterson is set to receive a charge from the SFA after his COVID-19 breach.
The young Ibrox talent was scolded by Steven Gerrard and came out with a public apology alongside Bongani Zungu and Calvin Bassey.
Durrant was thrilled by Patterson’s return in the Europa League clash against Royal Antwerp, as he scored 16 seconds into his substitute appearance.
Speaking on the Blues Brothers Podcast on Monday, Durrant claimed that Patterson could be set for another spell on the sidelines at Ibrox.
“The boy made a mistake and he will learn from it,” he said.
“The one thing he has got is the backing from his manager, his manager put him in a position or situation where he might have backfired, but he knew, in parts, he could trust him and he delivered.
“He may get another ban from the SFA, and it’s a shame because he’s going to miss a lot of game time, but he has shown Rangers he has got.”
This is expected.
It would be easy for everyone to get carried away by the hype surrounding Patterson after his incredible contribution against Antwerp, but we have to stay realistic.
Jordan Jones and George Edmundson were banned for seven games back in November, and they have since been shipped out on loan.
Should the same happen to Patterson, he could be missing until the end of April at the earliest, a big blow with Leon Balogun and James Tavernier injured.
We cross our fingers that the SFA are lenient, although we highly doubt that.
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