Michael Stewart drops hint Nathan Patterson should have been used for Scotland
Michael Stewart has dropped a big hint that Rangers star Nathan Patterson should have featured for Scotland on Monday.
Steve Clarke named the youngster on the bench at Hampden Park against the Czech Republic, favouring Stephen O’Donnell.
Stewart, although disgraced at Ibrox, slammed the Motherwell player for his lack of attacking output down the right.
Writing on his personal Twitter account, Stewart dropped a huge hint that he wanted the Bears sensation starting or at least coming off the bench.
“We are 2-0 down but still have no attacking width down our right-hand flank,” he wrote.
“Regardless of whether you think O’Donnell should start or not, surely we need to make a change down that side.”
We can’t believe that Patterson was left on the bench.
In a game that Clarke was screaming out for options down the right-hand side to do what Andrew Robertson does down the left, it was staring him right in the face.
Patterson has been wonderful at Ibrox since his breakthrough, and Steven Gerrard has pushed him to get forward at every opportunity.
O’Donnell doesn’t give you that, and was shocking in the final third whenever he got on the ball, he looked miles out of his depth.
With England next up at Wembley, there will have to be a better performance defensively, and that could lead to no change in that area.
O’Donnell has the experience and played a big part in qualification, but he isn’t doing the job, and Patterson simply has to be given the chance, no matter how big the stage.
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