Rangers fans have expressed their anger and disappointment after Scotland boss Steve Clarke left Nathan Patterson out of his starting XI to take on the Faroe Islands.
Patterson has impressed for club and country so far in his short senior career, defending stoutly and offering significant attacking threat down the right flank.
He was given the nod by Clarke for a huge World Cup Qualifier against Israel at Hampden Park on Saturday and played the full 90 minutes as the hosts came from behind to win 3-2.
However, he hasn’t managed to keep his place in the side for Tuesday evening’s clash against the Faroe Islands.
Clarke hasn’t opted for the man who played ahead of Patterson at Euro 2020 – Stephen O’Donnell – either, instead picking Newcastle United’s Ryan Fraser in the right wing-back role.
It’s a surprise selection that has left plenty of Rangers fans unhappy.
Here’s a selection of reactions from Twitter:
Really should be starting Paterson
— Reece Campbell 🏴 (@CampbellReece98) October 12, 2021
Was going to watch the Scotland game.
No Nathan Patterson.
Probably won't bother.
— Amato86 (@Amato861) October 12, 2021
Patterson on the bench 🙄🙄
— stuart orr (@stuartorr11) October 12, 2021
Madness from Clarke dropping young Patterson ⚽️perfect game for the wee man tonight⚽️🏴
— scott callander (@allincally) October 12, 2021
Patterson dropped for someone who’s only ever played RB a couple times, okay Clarke 🤣👍🏻
— Lee (@LeeWoods1872) October 12, 2021
No Patterson at RB?
— WeepingSomnambulist.JPG (@nanouk77) October 12, 2021
Why is Patterson not playing
— Luke (@LukeConway1872_) October 12, 2021
Another Rangers player, Jon McLaughlin, also missed out on the XI, with Craig Gordon keeping his place between the sticks.
Former Ibrox starlet Billy Gilmour continues in the middle of the park after his outstanding display at the weekend.
Another victory for Scotland would be a major step towards securing a playoff spot for Qatar 2022.