Former Rangers ace Scott Nisbet has raved about Nathan Patterson and shared how the defender has cheered him up this season.

The youngster got an unlikely chance in the side after James Tavernier picked up an injury and the 19-year-old has taken it with both hands.

Nisbet argues Patterson’s form has been good enough for him to go to the Euros, and he applauded the right-back’s complete game.

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Speaking to The Scottish Sun, Nisbet said, “I’ll tell you what’s really cheered me up this season, the displays of young Nathan Patterson at Rangers.

“I think he’s been superb. He must be included in the Scotland squad for the Euros this summer.

“Patterson has been terrific. He’s got everything. Great energy, enthusiasm, and his work-rate is tremendous.

“He’s a young man with a lot to learn, but what an exciting prospect he is.”

Big prospect

Patterson is the most exciting player to come out of the academy in recent years and the sky really is the limit.

He is clearly very talented but he combines his skill with an eagerness to impress and improve.

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He shows bravery in matches and is not afraid to take on defenders and often pops up in the opposition penalty area – he even has two goals this term.

Watching Tavernier week in week out has clearly helped Patterson and he is only likely to get better and better if he emulates the Gers captain.

It is an exciting time at Ibrox and the presence of academy graduates in the squad fills us with a lot of joy.

Now Patterson faces a really tough challenge to get onto the pitch while Tavernier is fit.

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