Rangers fans have been calling for Ibrox youngster Nathan Patterson to be handed a chance against Ross County amid a spate of injuries at right-back.
The talented young full-back made a big impression on the fans in his debut in the 2-0 win over Stranraer at Ibrox in the Scottish Cup back in January.
But with James Tavernier a doubt and Matt Polster [Rangers] only just returning from injury, many fans want to see the 18-year-old youngster drafted into the side for a league debut.
Announce the boy wonders that are Nathan Patterson and Kai Kennedy on Sunday? Why the hell not? Give someone who wants it a shot.
— Laura (@L_estmoi) March 5, 2020
If fit, Nathan Patterson has to start on Sunday James Tavernier is firmly in the selling part of his career and pathways are only there if you create them. Gerrard mentioned in his presser about thinking long term. Would be a good time to start actioning that.
— . (@Footballstewart) March 6, 2020
The season is over domestically….ditch the faint hearted and bring in some of the kids…like Nathan Patterson
— James Anderson (@wjanderson1) March 6, 2020
See if Flanagan starts ahead of Patterson on Sunday im arranging a military style coup and removing every Rangers lotto agent!
— Ankaragucu_Iskocya (@Kankagroup) March 6, 2020
Some of they players are not worthy of wearing the rangers badge..
I would play 2 or 3 youngsters each game give them some experience the reminder of the season
Mcpake, Mebude, Patterson, Dickson, Kennedy etc
Nothing else to lose by doing it
— 🇬🇧True1872Blue🇬🇧 (@true1872blue) March 5, 2020
1st team potential next season, Owen, or is that too soon?
Rangers have some good young talent to utilise if/when they want to – Patterson, Maxwell, Mayo, Kelly, Kennedy, Mebude and now this lad.
Interesting to see if Gerrard goes with youth now the title race is all but over.
— Blair Newman (@blaz_ftbl) March 6, 2020
Hope so Patterson instead thank you
— Bipolar Rangers 😝🇬🇧 (@hajiloyal10) March 6, 2020
Given Rangers stumbling domestic form Ibrox gaffer Steven Gerrard may be reluctant to throw a young player into the mix.
Rangers have really struggled domestically as of late, dropping points in five league games since 2020 and exiting the Scottish Cup to Hearts.
After captain James Tavernier came under fire for his programme notes in the wake of the Hamilton defeat, it hasn’t filled the Ibrox club’s fans with much confidence that this is going to change.
Many Rangers fans are viewing the capitulation of the club’s domestic season as the opportunity to bleed some of the squad’s young players.
Along with Kai Kennedy – another highly rated Rangers youth product – fans want to see more of their young players come into the side.
And why shouldn’t they? With Rangers 13 points off Celtic, it would take a complete and utter collapse across the city to haul the Gers back into the race.
Is it really that much of a risk to start the youngster in the hope he hits the ground running for next season?