Rangers Academy star Nathan Patterson is set to sign a new contract which will keep him at Ibrox until at least 2022, according to a report.
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The defender has earned a host of plaudits for his performances recently and the news that he is set to sign a new deal to extend his stay will be very well received by fans.
With Liverpool having been credited with an interest in signing the versatile defender, tying him down on a longer contract will be a big boost for the Academy as they keep hold of their best players.
While Patterson is still only 18, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him given a chance to impress in the first-team before too long after a string of impressive performances in the Colts.
Patterson has spoken previously of his desire to make it into the first-team at Ibrox and sticking around a while longer should help him fulfil that.
Despite having club captain James Tavernier ahead of him, right-back is an area where the Gers don’t have a huge number of attacking options should Tav get injured.
Matt Polster and Jon Flanagan are both much more defence-minded and it could potentially open the door for Patterson to stake his claim for a place in Steven Gerrard’s side.