Rangers Super Fans agree with Chris Sutton that Patterson needs to play
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Chris Sutton has suggested Nathan Patterson could leave Rangers for Everton after the Premier League outfit tabled summer bids.
The BT Sport pundit said on BT Scottish Football Extra on Friday night (via Daily Record) that Steven Gerrard needs to find a way to play the youngster and James Tavernier together, or the teenager could be tempted to leave.
The Toffees were said to have had two bids rejected over the summer, and their interest could be reignited further down the line.
Patterson has played just three times this term and is yet to make a Scottish Premiership appearance.
We asked our esteemed panel of Rangers Super Fans their thoughts on Sutton’s comments.
Here’s what they had to say.
Patterson is surely frustrated with life on the Rangers bench, and while there is no denying that his time will come, would he be patient enough to wait until Tavernier leaves?
Sutton winds the Bears fans up every time and is always finding ways to mock the club, but he is spot on here.
How does Gerrard plan to keep the teenage sensation happy without a lot of action?
Everton want him because they want to play him, and that is enough to turn Patterson’s head.
He knows he needs to play regularly this season to establish himself as a starter at the World Cup should Scotland make it to the tournament.
Tavernier is not going to be taken out of the Light Blues’ starting XI anytime soon, and playing both right-backs together and changing formation to a three-man defence permanently is not an option that Gerrard is willing to consider.
It could become tough for the Ibrox outfit to hold on to him for much longer, and January could present both parties with options.
In other Rangers news, Derek Ferguson has shared major worry and concern for Gerrard after Bears 1-0 win v Dundee.