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.

Scotland v Israel - 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

Rangers Academy graduate Nathan Patterson has been dropped by Scotland boss Steve Clarke. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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.

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Here’s a selection of reactions from Twitter:

 

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.

In other news, Rangers U18s defeated a fellow Premiership club’s youth team on Tuesday with an exciting summer signing finding the net

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