By Mike Slater

24th Dec, 2021 | 9:10am

Nathan Patterson unhappy with Rangers playing time, open to Everton talks in January

Rangers defensive sensation Nathan Patterson is said to be unhappy with his playing time at Ibrox this season.

That’s according to The Athletic journalist Patrick Boyland, who has reported that the right-back is open to talks with Everton in the January window.

The English Premier League side had two offers turned down over the summer, but look likely to come back in next month.

Writing in a Transfer Mailbag for The Athletic, Boyland shared the major update ahead of the window opening.

“On the other flank, they [Everton] continued to track Rangers’ Nathan Patterson even after the failed summer move,” he wrote.

“Our understanding is that Patterson would at least have been open to discussing the switch. He’s been disappointed by a lack of game time at Ibrox.”

Disappointed?

Is this the time for Giovanni van Bronckhorst to step up and make promises or is it right to let Patterson leave Ibrox?

Nothing much has changed since the arrival of the Dutchman, with James Tavernier simply undroppable at this moment in time.

The skipper has signed a new contract at Ibrox recently, diminishing all hope for Patterson that he would be coming to an end of his reign at right-back, opening the door for him to step in.

Ross Wilson made it clear that Van Bronckhorst doesn’t need to sell players, but if an offer comes in worth £10million or more, it could be too hard to turn down.

That would open the door for the Bears to make a huge signing, if not a couple, something which could be key next month.

This is certainly one to keep an eye on, we could expect some movement.

In other Rangers news, an official club partner has fired back at Tom English after his latest bitter jibe at the Bears