By Alan Hutton

23rd Sep, 2022 | 7:00am

Everton news: Expert 'really feels' for Nathan Patterson after injury latest - 'I was at the game'

Alan Hutton “really feels” for Everton defender Nathan Patterson after he was stretchered off in Scotland’s win over Ukraine.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Rangers and Spurs full-back, who was at the game, revealed the injury “did not look good.”

Patterson was withdrawn after 26 minutes of Scotland’s 3-0 win over Ukraine due to injury.

Scotland boss Steve Clarke told Premier Sports (21 September) that the injury “does not look good.”

Everton return to Premier League action on 1 October at Southampton.

When asked by Football Insider for his insight on Patterson’s injury, Hutton said: “The big downside is that he got stretchered off.

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“I really felt for him.

“As a player, I think he is outstanding. He was thrown into the team at Rangers and handled it really well. He went from strength to strength. It was difficult for him because he had do dislodge [James] Tavernier.

“Look, it has taken him time at Everton. They were going through a difficult period last season.

“I always knew that when he got up to speed he would be a starter. There was no doubt in my mind. He has proved that to everyone now. He was brilliant against West Ham.

“I was at the Ukraine game and watched him get injured. It did not look good. He looked in pain. I really hope it is not as serious as first feared and he is back in action as soon as possible.”

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