Tue. Sep 27th, 2022
NATHAN PATTERSON has been compared to Kieran Tierney by a former Celtic and Scotland star.

Patterson has kicked on at club level with Everton this season and it was hoped he’d bring that momentum with him to the Scotland national team for this latest round of Nations League fixtures.

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Nathan Patterson trudges off injured on Wednesday night[/caption]


Patterson has been compared to Scotland teammate and Arsenal ace, Kieran Tierney[/caption]

However he suffered a cruel injury against Ukraine, the full extent of which is still to be revealed, but is expected he will be OUT for a considerable period.

Not only is that a blow to Scotland in the short term but a bitter pill for Everton to swallow, having seen the youngster emerge as a key player under Frank Lampard this year.

Steve Clarke and Patterson himself will be gutted he’s sidelined for a period but ex-Celtic and Scotland attacker Simon Donnelly has offered a positive outlook on the young defender amid the doom and gloom.

He heaped praise on the 20-year-old by comparing him to international teammate Tierney in terms of his development and playing style and predicts he’ll be a top player for the national side for years to come.

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He also has high hopes that Aaron Hickey can fill the void in the meantime.

Speaking on the Go Radio Football Show, Donnelly said: “Patterson is a big player, I really like him. He’s very similar to a young Kieran Tierney on the left-hand side.

“There’s no fear in his play, wants to get forward at any opportunity, he’s easily slotted into this Scotland team and has already scored a goal.

“I’ve seen how he’s a fan favourite for Everton and he’s going from strength to strength.

“Patterson did get an injury which will be a small setback for him, but Hickey from Brentford came on and was really good as well.

“Patterson will be a big player for Scotland in the future and he’ll be a big player for Everton, he has a bright future at only 20-years-old.”

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Meanwhile, big-spending Darvel have made another eye-catching signing by luring Jamie Glasgow to Recreation Park from league rivals Auchinleck Talbot.

The 28-year-old attacking midfielder joins Talbot’s West of Scotland Football League Premier division foes after asking to leave Tommy Sloan’s side and being placed on the transfer list.

Keep up to date with ALL the latest news and transfers at the Scottish Sun football page

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