Former Rangers starlet Nathan Patterson has seen his Premier League move to Everton hit a new low, as ex-Celtic flop Jonjoe Kenny was preferred by Frank Lampard to start in the sides 1-0 defeat to Wolves.

It gets worse, as Kenny was sent off following a second yellow card with 12 minutes to go, and surely Patterson is the far superior option at right-back if the club aims to avoid relegation to the Championship.

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Lampard has endured a torrid start to his post since taking over from Rafa Benitez in January, with Everton in real danger of going down.

The Chelsea legend has stated that “his future will be strong here” despite leaving Patterson out of the squad on the weekend and hooking him at halftime on his debut for the Toffees.

Nathan Patterson’s move to Everton hasn’t gone to plan as the Premier League side are struggling under Frank Lampard

Rangers sold Patterson to Everton for a fee believed to be worth £16m in total, with a £12m fee upfront.

It became the Ibrox side’s biggest ever player sale and the 20-year-old departed the club with the best wishes from everyone.

Unfortunately, he played in the same position as club captain and future Hall of Famer James Tavernier, who is surely going to occupy the spot for a few more years yet.

When Patterson did play, he gave everything for the club and became one of the finest ever academy graduates to break into the first-team squad.

National team recognition followed, and the youngster was included in Scotland’s euro 2020 squad, where he came off the bench in the last match against Croatia.

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It has been a whirlwind 18 months for the right-back and hopefully, he can get his chance at Everton sooner rather than later. He is far too good to be languishing on the subs bench or in the reserves.

In other news, former Rangers manager Steven Gerrard sends a rallying cry to the Gers players as we look to retain our league title.

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