Ex-Rangers star Nathan Patterson is still waiting on his Everton debut as the youngster never got off the bench and Newcastle United heaped the pressure on his new club.
The Merseyside outfit are very much under threat of being pulled into a relegation dogfight and haven’t been helped by a 3-1 Toon victory at St James’ Park.
Despite going in front against Eddie Howe’s side, Everton let the lead slip within a minute and went on to drop yet more points amid a woeful run of form at Goodison Park.
Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles scored an own goal with ten minutes to play in the first half before Mason Holgate returned the favour within a minute.
Ryan Fraser would then nudge Newcastle United in front ten minutes after the restart before Kieran Trippier rounded off proceedings with ten minutes to play.
Everton are now without a Premier League victory since beating Arsenal 2-1 in early December, losing five of their last six games in the English topflight.
The result leaves Everton in 16th place, three points off the relegation zone with a game in hand on those immediately below them.
Nathan Patterson yet to make Everton debut as toils continue
Now managed by Frank Lampard – and coming off the back of an impressive 4-1 FA Cup win over Brentford – there is still time for Everton to turn around their fortunes.
Named on the bench for the underperforming Everton side, Scotland international Patterson is yet to play for the Toffees despite his hefty £16m price tag [Sky Sports].
The 20-year-old right-back broke transfer records when he moved down south but is being made to wait on Merseyside.
Impressing in a Premier League 2 youth match by assisting the goal in a 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur, Nathan has shown flashes of what he can offer Everton as he awaits his opportunity.
Rangers fans will follow Patterson’s career closely and will be hoping that no matter what happens, the youngster won’t be consigned to the mire of the Championship from next season.
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