By Doug Ward

12th Oct, 2021 | 9:48pm

Ally McCoist wowed by 'Excellent' Rangers ace Nathan Patterson in Scotland win v Faroe Islands

Ally McCoist was blown away by Nathan Patterson as the Rangers right-back played a major role in Scotland beating the Faroe Islands on Tuesday night.

Steve Clarke’s men took a major stride towards a spot in the World Cup qualification play-offs when Lyndon Dykes netted a late winner in a 1-0 victory in Torshavn.

However, that would not have been possible if it wasn’t for Patterson, 19, coming off the bench and supplying a superb cross into the penalty.

Gers legend McCoist was seemingly on the verge of tears when the goal went in.

“I don’t know whether to laugh or cry, I’m just so happy,” said McCoist, as shown in a clip on the Sky Sports Scotland Twitter account after the goal on Tuesday night.

“I knew we would get one more chance – I knew it would come.

“Delivery in from Patterson is excellent, Dykes comes right across, he’s definitely onside. “


This kid is special.

Let’s not get too carried away because this was against the Faroe Islands, who are one of the worst teams in international football in Europe.

However, to come off the bench and produce a game-changing moment like that is something that only a really great talent can do.

Patterson had to wait until the 83rd minute before he came off the bench.

Three minutes later, it was his cross from the right that connected with a Faroe Island defender and led to Dykes scoring.

It may not go down as an official assist but for all we care, it was as good as him scoring the goal himself.

Scotland have come a long way under Clarke.

Not only did we qualify for the European Championships but we’ve also got a great chance of finishing second in Group F and reaching the World Cup qualification play-offs.

In other Rangers news, this Bear is a major doubt to play against Hearts this weekend.