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Everton suffer big blow as Nathan Patterson picks up injury during Scotland’s Nations League win

Boubacar Kamara is challenged on the ball by an Everton player

Everton have suffered a huge blow after Nathan Patterson picked up a knock in Scotland’s 3-0 victory over Ukraine in the Nations League. 

Steve Clarke’s side were in action at Hampden Park last night where they comfortably emerged victorious to top their group with nine points. 

John McGinn scored the opener before Lyndon Dykes left the bench to bag a brace in a 13-minute cameo. 

However, Patterson picked up an injury early in the game and is set to be sidelined for a lengthy spell. 

Scotland boss Clarke told The Scotsman: “He has to go away and get assessed. It does not look like a good one. Fingers crossed it is not too bad.”

Blow for Everton 

Patterson’s knock is a big blow for Everton who are dealing with several injury issues. 

Ben Godfrey, Yerry Mina and Mason Holgate are already sidelined, leaving manager Frank Lampard with limited options in defence. 

Patterson has been a hugely important member of the first team this season, starting all seven league matches. 

This was a great improvement in fortunes for the full-back who failed to make a single appearance in the English top-flight last term. 

His stats have also been incredible for Everton this term as he played 630 minutes in the Premier League, averaging 4.0 tackles, 1.3 interceptions and 2.7 clearances per game. He also completed 76.6 percent of his passes (as per WhoScored). 

The Toffees picked up their first league victory at the weekend, beating West Ham United 1-0 with new signing Neal Maupay scoring the decisive goal. 

However, their overall performances have been far from convincing as they have drawn four and lost two matches to be 13th in the Premier League table.

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