Expert shares 'brutal' Nathan Patterson verdict after crushing Everton update
Things are going “from bad to worse” for Nathan Patterson at Everton.
That’s according to former West Ham hitman Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after an update from Frank Lampard.
The defender rolled his ankle while training at Finch Farm and will require surgery.
McAvennie insists Patterson must now focus on preparing for next season.
“If he can’t get in that Everton team, I don’t know what’s wrong because he’s a wonderful talent,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.
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“Now he’s injured, it goes from bad to worse. All he can do is knuckle down and work to be in the best shape possible ahead of next season.
“He’s starting to look like a man, that’s what I have noticed about him.
“He’s put muscle on, you have to do that when you go down to the Premier League.
“I think once he gets in the team, whenever that is, he will stay there.
“He is a top young talent and he just needs that break. This injury is just brutal for him.
“I’m absolutely certain he just needs that one chance to get everything back on track.”
Patterson played 11 times for Rangers in the first half of the season, including three appearances in the Europa League.
The 20-year-old signed a five-and-a-half-year deal with Everton following his £16million move from the Gers at the turn of the year.