Everton have been dealt a huge setback after full-back Nathan Patterson was stretchered off during Scotland’s Nations League match on Sunday.
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Nathan Kenneth Patterson is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a right-back for Premier League club Everton and the Scotland national team.
|Full name||Nathan Kenneth Patterson|
|Date of birth||16 October 2001|
|Place of birth||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
A Rangers youth graduate who attended Holyrood Secondary School in southern Glasgow as a participant in the Scottish Football Association’s ‘Performance Schools‘ development programme, Patterson signed a new contract on 21 December 2019, keeping him at the club until 2022.
He made his debut on 17 January 2020, in a Scottish Cup match against Stranraer at Ibrox Stadium.
He made his league debut against Kilmarnock on 22 August 2020, coming on as a substitute in the 86th minute in a 2–0 win.
Patterson made his European debut on 10 December 2020, starting in a 2–0 away win against Polish side Lech Poznań.
Everton have been dealt a huge setback after full-back Nathan Patterson was stretchered off during Scotland’s Nations League match on Sunday night.
The 20-year-old defender has broken into Frank Lampard’s starting eleven this year and has been one of the Toffee’s most reliable players, playing every minute possible in their opening seven games.
But he could now be set for a lengthy spell on the side-line after Scotland boss Steve Clarke admitted that the injury ‘doesn’t look too good’.
Scotland cruised to a 3-0 victory over Ukraine in their Nations League Group E fixture thanks to goals from John McGinn and Lyndon Dykes, who scored a brace.
However, for Everton fans the game will have been marred by Patterson’s early removal from the game having initially tried to play on.
After challenging for a header, the defender landed awkwardly and seemed to pick up a knee injury.
He was able to walk himself off the pitch but looked in some discomfort before being stretchered down the tunnel.
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The Everton full-back tried to play on but ultimately was helped on to a stretcher after landing awkwardly in the first half.
“Nathan Patterson, it doesn’t look too good,” said Clarke.
“He’s got to go away and get assessed and then we’ll know more.”
It is a significant blow for Toffees boss Frank Lampard because Patterson has played every minute in the Premier League so far and established himself as first-choice right-back.
Lampard is also already without Jordan Pickford, Mason Holgate, Yerry Mina and Ben Godfrey from a depleted backline.
Because he started all seven Premier League games and swiftly become a favourite among supporters.
And Patterson joined Everton from Rangers in January.
However, he did not make an appearance last season following an ankle injury that required surgery.
Everton have been dealt a blow after Nathan Patterson was stretchered off the pitch while representing Scotland on Wednesday night.
But From a defensive standpoint, the Toffees have improved considerably this season, conceding just six goals in seven Premier League matches.
Patterson has played a big role in those performances, the 20-year-old currently one of three ever-presents in Frank Lampard’s squad.
However, that streak of appearances has almost certainly come to an end with the right wing-back being stretchered off against Ukraine in the UEFA Nations League.
Patterson pointed to the inside of his knee when being assessed by the medical staff and was promptly replaced by Aaron Hickey in the 26th minute.
The former Rangers man was visibly frustrated as he was carried around to the other side of the pitch before going down the tunnel.
Everton have a run of eight fixtures from October 1 through to November 12, and Patterson will seemingly be in a race against time to feature in any of those games.
While the severity of the injury has not been confirmed, Patterson will miss Scotland’s games with Republic of Ireland and Ukraine over the next week.
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