By Jack Cunningham

6th Sep, 2021 | 8:15pm

Steve Clarke: Nathan Patterson released from Scotland squad with injury

Scotland manager Steve Clarke has revealed that Nathan Patterson has been sent back to Rangers because of an injury he picked up against Moldova.

The 19-year-old right-back played the full 90 minutes for Scotland and recorded an assist, but it seems as if he was injured during the game and he will miss the match against Austria [Daily Record].

The Gers must now assess him and hope that the injury isn’t too bad, or he could be a doubt for the St Johnstone match.

Clarke said: “Nathan Patterson and Kenny McLean have injuries from the game, and Ryan Fraser has picked up a knock in training.”

What happens next?

Patterson was brilliant for Scotland in just his third appearance for his country at senior level.

However, what will the impact be for the Gers as he has been sent home with what Clarke has described as a “knock”.

This usually indicates that the injury isn’t too bad and the player shouldn’t be out for a long time. However, until the Gers assess the situation properly, then we don’t really know what has happened to Patterson.

He is a player who has been hailed as “sensational” by David Tanner recently and is someone who looks to have a huge future [David Tanner’s Twitter account].

Therefore, it would be a blow if the 19-year-old is ruled out of any of the Gers’ upcoming games.

We hope he is fine, and this was just a precaution taken by Clarke, but there will now be a nervous wait as the club assess the damage.

In other Rangers news, another Gers player has picked up an injury on international duty.