Motherwell manager Graham Alexander has taken the chance to dig at Nathan Patterson in light of his own charge at Fir Park, Stephen O’Donnell.
The Motherwell RB, currently the main contender for Scotland’s RB slot in the Euros this summer, finds his place challenged by Rangers’ up-and-coming star, with the 28-year old under pressure now.
But Alexander has extoled his virtues and explained he’s a ‘much better fit’ for Scotland:
While on the surface Alexander’s not a million miles wrong about Scotland and Motherwell’s style matching more, it’s a complete, total, and comically irrelevant comment.
Since when do you pick the players whose club teams match the NT the best?!
Based on that, we’ll just field the whole Hamilton XI because they’d be defending all the time!
Motherwell aren’t even a top 6 team for heaven’s sake.
If ever we saw a manager blindly defending his player to the needless detriment of another, it’s Alexander attacking Patterson for the sake of making O’Donnell out to be better.
This is a Stephen O’Donnell, btw, who only has 17 caps, whose highest level of football is the SPL, and at all this low level football only has 30 assists and 30 goals in almost 400 career outings!
As opposed to Patterson who at 19 has already played an Old Firm, scored two world class goals and has done it in the Europa League.
Yeah, let’s definitely go with O’Donnell…