'Great guy': £15m PL striker says Rangers have an 'amazing player'; only played six times for Gers this term
Che Adams has labelled Rangers starlet Nathan Patterson an amazing player and insisted that he is delighted for his international teammate – in comments reported by The National.
The Ibrox youngster has staked a huge claim to be Scotland’s first-choice right-back with another bright display for Steve Clarke’s men.
It was his goal that helped the Scots secure their play-off spot for next year’s World Cup. He broke the deadlock with a brilliant finish into the bottom corner with his left foot.
Of course, it was not all good news for Patterson on Friday. He gave away a penalty for handball. And he will miss the final game of the campaign due to suspension.
Nevertheless, Patterson has continued to establish himself as one of the best talents coming through in the country.
And Adams – who also scored in the 2-0 victory – insisted that the 20-year-old is one to watch in the years to come.
“Nathan’s an amazing player and a great guy off the pitch so I’m delighted for him,” he said, as reported by The National. “He’s a good young prospect coming through for the nation and hopefully he can continue and keep adding goals as well.
“These guys give us hope for the future. To keep getting club minutes is important, to keep building and growing as a player and learn their craft.”
Adams praise for Rangers starlet Patterson does not look to be over the top at all
It is high praise considering that Adams is a £15 million Premier League striker.
But anyone who has watched Patterson will insist that his comments are not an exaggeration.
He is somewhat unlucky that he is vying for the position in the Rangers side where the club captain has been outstanding for several years.
But it says a lot that he is putting pressure on James Tavernier. And the 30-year-old must now know that he cannot allow his standards to drop.
Certainly, there is no question that Patterson has the potential to be a key player for club and country for years to come.