Rangers fans react to Nathan Patterson display
A number of Rangers fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Nathan Patterson after the right-back’s performance in the second-leg of the Gers’ Europa League play-off tie on Thursday.
The Light Blues are into the group-stages of the competition. But their showing against Alashkert this week did not capture the imagination of many of their supporters.
They took a 1-0 lead into the second-leg. And they played out a goalless draw against the Armenian side.
A number of players have been criticised for their performances. But one of those who received a lot of praise was Patterson.
The 19-year-old was one of the unfortunate beneficiaries of the recent outbreak at Ibrox. And he came into the starting lineup.
But he made the most of his opportunities. Plenty of the fans insisted that he was Rangers’ best player.
There are serious concerns about a number of areas within Steven Gerrard’s side.
They have not made the best start to their Scottish Premiership title defence. And of course, no fan needs no reminding of what game lies this coming weekend.
But Patterson has proved to be a shining light for many. He looked confident in possession and linked up well with Ianis Hagi at times throughout the contest.
‘Looks promising’: Rangers fans praise Nathan Patterson after Europa League draw
His stock amongst the Ibrox faithful was already extremely high. And he seems to be putting some serious pressure on James Tavernier.
Certainly, several suggested that he was their best player on Thursday.
Here is what some of the Rangers fans were saying about Patterson’s display in the stalemate…
Aribo, McCrorie, Patterson, and Kamara the only pass marks
— Stephen McKay (@DCRS_Boom) August 26, 2021
Aribo and Patterson passmarks that’s it. McCrorie also who didn’t have anything to do tbh.
— Rangers Bantz (@RangersBanter17) August 26, 2021
Aribo and Patterson only pass marks. Rest shocking.
— – (@Rfc1872I) August 26, 2021
Great composure at times with feet, only one shot faced but looked v comfortable and one of the few positives on the night. Nathan Patterson another imo and a great testament to our academy on a difficult and challenging night.
— Craig 55kinner (@craigskinner8) August 26, 2021
Full time. Absolutely appalling from Rangers. Nathan Patterson our best player. But we were absolutely awful. The continued slow tempo, hesitancy on the ball and lack of any quality again. Missed chances. So many players that are miles off it just now. Sunday will be tough.
— BMC (@BMCRangersRants) August 26, 2021
Nathan Patterson 😍😍😍😍
— Jackson (@jgeef23) August 26, 2021
Didn’t take the chances, I like young Patterson , looks promising
— lee milligan (@judgefudge75) August 26, 2021
Nathan patterson is the best rb in the league
— Jason🇬🇧🇬🇧 (@Tavernierisgoat) August 26, 2021
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