Chris Sutton has heaped praise on Rangers youngster Nathan Patterson during BT Sport’s UEFA Europa League highlights show, after the young right-back came on to score against Belgian side Royal Antwerp.
Patterson, 19, was one of five Rangers players that attended a party earlier this month – along with Bongani Zungu, Brian Kinnear, Calvin Bassey and Dapo Mebude. They have since been reprimanded, and gone under a period of self-isolation.
Bassey, Zungu and Patterson were included in the Rangers side that beat Antwerp on Thursday night, winning 5-2 on the night and 9-5 on aggregate. With the scoreline reading 1-1 at half-time, Patterson came off the bench to strike.
With James Tavernier injured, Leon Balogun was used out of position at right-back but struggled. On came Patterson and within 20 seconds, he scored – finishing superbly from the angle. Sutton praised him, after a tumultuous month.