By Mike Slater

22nd Apr, 2021 | 7:05pm

Frank McAvennie: Patterson & Tavernier handing Rangers big problem next season

Frank McAvennie has predicted big problems at Rangers next season with James Tavernier and Nathan Patterson.

Both right-backs have shined during this campaign, and Gary McAllister recently suggested that they could both start in the same team moving forward.

McAvennie shut down those claims, and insisted that it wouldn’t work, as the former Celtic man suggests a problem on the horizon.

Speaking on the Open Goal show on YouTube, McAvennie has predicted big selection problems at Ibrox moving forward.

“The biggest problem for me next season is the two full-backs,” he said.

“Tavernier and Patterson, they’re talking about putting them in the same team, but it’s not going to work. I cannot see it.

“That is Stevie Gerrard’s biggest problem for next year.”

Headache we want?

This is the problem that we will want to have moving forward.

Gerrard has been the king of rotation since arriving at Ibrox, and Patterson will know his place, Tavernier is at the top of the pecking order.

The youngster may still have a ban ahead of him after the appeal on his COVID-19 charge, and that will hand the reigns back to the skipper.

Patterson has signed a long-term contract in Glasgow, and this taste of action in recent months will only push him on to improve even further.

There is no better place to be right now, and with the Bears having the Champions League, as well as a reign of dominance to continue in Scotland next season, Patterson will be involved massively, one way or another.

In other Rangers news, Derek Ferguson thrilled by this under-the-radar Ibrox destroyer, claims the Bears squad will love him