By Pranav Shahaney

17th Jun, 2021 | 5:10pm

Rangers Super Fans blast Michael Stewart for ridiculous Nathan Patterson claim

This is part of a regular series from our panel of Rangers Super Fans. Each week, our Super Fans will deliver their verdicts on the biggest talking points and news stories around Ibrox. You can join in the discussion on our Rangers Insider Facebook page.


Michael Stewart has made a rather bizarre and borderline ridiculous claim about Rangers right-back Nathan Patterson suggesting that he is not the answer for Scotland.

According to his expert opinion, centre-back Jack Hendry would be a better fit in Steve Clarke’s squad to play as a wing-back.

Should Clarke do this, it would completely imbalance his squad, and the England attackers would have a field day playing against this side.

In the Scottish Sun, he wrote, “With the greatest of respect to Stephen O’Donnell, I don’t think he is good enough at this level.

“So what do we do? Nathan Patterson has emerged, but I’m not sure he’s the answer right now.

“No, for me Jack Hendry is capable of playing on that right side in a Mikael Lustig-type role.”

It didn’t take long for Rangers Super fans to give him a piece of their minds.

It’s sometimes ridiculous the things pundits believe just because they hold some bias for or against a certain club.

In this case, it’s clear where Stewart is coming from, and in our eyes, it seems like sour grapes from someone envious of our success.

To say that a right-back, perfectly capable of playing at wing-back having done so before, should be benched for a centre-back seems to make no sense.

We’re sure even if Celtic fans were to pick who the better option would be at right-back, they would go for Patterson.

The Rangers right-back has enjoyed a phenomenal campaign this past season, and in our books should be starting against the Three Lions.

We’re hoping he puts in yet another incredible performance and shuts Stewart up once and for all.

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