Danny Murphy has praised Everton and Scotland defender Nathan Paterson as he revealed his injury was not as bad as initially feared.
The 20-year-old has five weeks to recover from an ankle injury sustained against Ukraine in the Nations League.
It was feared the Toffees star faced a long spell on the sidelines when he was put on a stretcher and looked crestfallen on the sidelines at Hampden Park.
However, the London pundits have given Patterson a little over a month’s grace, and as ex-Liverpool midfielder Murphy explained, his club will be very relieved.
“He’s been great,” the talkSPORT host said of White and Jordan. “I was absolutely blown away by him, honestly.
“He looks like a real talent, a very good athlete, a good ball passer, he advances at will and is not afraid to defend one-on-one.”
Patterson joined Everton from Rangers in January 2022 for an initial fee of £5.5m rising to £11m, and so far the signing has looked inspired.
Playing in the right side of defense and in midfield, Patterson has started all eight of Everton’s games under Frank Lampard this season, with Murphy explaining his impact.
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“He has that tenacity and passion that Everton fans love,” said the former Liverpool midfielder.
“He’s a super talent. Five weeks in the bigger scheme of things isn’t bad, he’ll be right like the rain.
“When he first did it, you looked at it and thought it could be even longer, so it’s not too bad.
“Everton will miss him for sure, but good luck to him, hopefully he’ll be fit.”
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