Peter Lovenkrands has told The Daily Record that Glasgow Rangers youngster Nathan Patterson reminds him of Alan Hutton.
The 18-year-old is highly rated at Ibrox, and has so far made one appearance for the Gers at a professional level – he travelled with the team for the Veolia Trophy and featured during the pre-season tournament, as well. Hutton, meanwhile, spent six years at the club, and was even nicknamed the “Scottish Cafu” – he is a hero for the 54-time Scottish champions.
Lovenkrands can see some of the now retired full-back in Patterson, saying:
“I have said before that I look at him like Alan Hutton – he has the same style of play, the same build, the same athletic ability to get up and down at speed.
“I’m still good friends with Alan and I always say to him ‘he’s just like you’.
“I’m very excited about Nathan. He could be very, very good.”
These are big words from a man who is in the know when it comes to the younger talents at the club – the former Denmark international was, until recently, part of the coaching staff at the academy and was therefore training with the likes of Patterson day in, day out.
Can Nathan Patterson emulate Alan Hutton?
Of course, he has a long way to go to achieve the same kind of success as Hutton, who left for £9m in 2008 – that is still a club record fee to this day. But this does indicate, at least, that he has the talent to really do well in the game.
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