Danny Mills has suggested Rangers may have to sell one of Nathan Patterson or James Tavernier.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-England and Premier League defender delivered his verdict after Gary McAllister revealed the pair could play together in the same side.

The Rangers assistant boss told Sky Sports: “As a club, we are uber-delighted to have two outstanding players in that area. There are different formations that, you never know, we might be able to get the two of them on the pitch at the same time.”


The Ibrox outfit have played with a back four all season to great success and Mills warned against making any drastic changes.

He told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “It’s a difficult one.

“Gareth Southgate did it when he put Keiran Tripper at wing-back and Kyle Walker in at centre-half that worked. It can be done, without question. 

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“Can you afford to sell one and bring in another of quality that doesn’t affect your team’s dynamic and everything else?

“It’s always a balancing act. Who do you play where?

“It’s difficult because two of your better players play in the same position.

“It’s not like England where you’ve got so many right-backs where you’re pretty much covered in every other position. In those sorts of teams, you want to get your best players into the team.

“You have to be careful to not over complicate it. Sometimes you have to go ‘Right, we’ve got two really good players in that position. We might have to sell one to bring other players in.’

“That’s where your man-management and recruitment comes into play. We always talk about how important recruitment and forward-planning is.”

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