Talented Rangers kid Nathan Patterson has been nominated for the Football Writers’ Young Player of the Year award after a breakthrough season at Ibrox.
Patterson has been nominated for the award alongside Hibs left-back Josh Doig, Aberdeen star Lewis Ferguson and Celtic midfielder David Turnbull.
🟢 Josh Doig
🔴 Lewis Ferguson
🔵 Nathan Patterson
🟩 David Turnbull
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The 19-year-old right-back has been a revelation ever since properly breaking into the Gers side this season following an injury to captain James Tavernier.
This had come at an inopportune time for Patterson who was amongst five Gers players who breached Covid-19 protocols back in February.
However, the player was offered a reprieve by the Ibrox side and grabbed his chance with both hands as Tavernier picked up a knock in the Europa League against Royal Antwerp.
The defender originally found himself out of the side in place of Nigerian international centre-back Leon Balogun who was deputising in Tav’s position ahead of the young full-back.
The Gers kid was subbed off at half-time in the second leg of the Last 32 Round of 32 clash with Royal Antwerp and scored within seconds of being introduced.
This certainly earned the acceptance of an apology regarding the Covid-19 breach with Patterson flung into the Ibrox side until Tavernier could return to the fold.
The youngster’s marauding performances earned the acclaim of the Gers backroom staff and the press with his mature showings having plenty asking the question regarding a Euro 2020 call-up to the Scotland national team.
However, after a six-match SFA ban was upheld regarding the Covid-19 breach it ended Patterson’s season.
In turn, this may have both ended his chances of both getting into the Scotland squad and perhaps even securing this award.