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.


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.

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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.

Ibrox youngster Nathan Patterson impressed on his Rangers debut against Stranraer in the Scottish Cup. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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?

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