Scotland manager Steve Clarke has revealed Nathan Patterson has returned to Glasgow Rangers after picking up an injury during international duty.
The Lowdown: Patterson playing for Scotland
Despite being just 19 years of age, Patterson was selected by Clarke to start against Moldova, and he provided the assist for Lyndon Dykes’ strike, the only goal of the game.
However, there has now been a worrying update on the right-back.
The Latest: Clarke reveals injury
Following the Moldova result, Clarke spoke about the status of his squad. He said (via Ibrox News):
“Nathan Patterson and Kenny McLean have injuries from the game, and Ryan Fraser has picked up a knock in training.”
The Tartan Army boss did not give any specific indication of how serious the issue is.
The Verdict: Another blow
Patterson has a promising future at both club and international level – Clarke called him “excellent” earlier this year (via The Daily Record) – and he has already proved his ability. As such, it will be a blow to Steven Gerrard that he has picked up a knock, especially when the injuries issues appear to be piling up at the back.
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Filip Helander is also struggling for fitness on international duty, while the Gers recently had to deal with a coronavirus outbreak at the club (BBC). Gerrard will be desperately hoping Patterson’s issue is nothing too serious and he will be able to feature as soon as possible.
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