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Ex-Rangers star Nathan Patterson set for loan move as Frank Lampard can’t guarantee Everton playing time

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EVERTON are ready to send Nathan Patterson on loan.

Toffees boss Frank Lampard wants the 20-year-old former Rangers right-back to get more games.

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Nathan Patterson playing for Everton in the pre-season game against Minnesota UnitedCredit: Zuma Press
Everton boss Frank Lampard in Minnesota United's pre-season clash

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Everton boss Frank Lampard in Minnesota United’s pre-season clashCredit: Getty

Patterson was one of Rafa Benitez’s last signings at Goodison before the Spaniard was sacked.

But he has struggled since his £16million move in January and Lampard is on the hunt for a new right-back.

Championship sides will line up to land the Scottish cap on a loan deal.

Lampard must also decide the future of former Hearts striker Ellis Simms after a handful of loan moves.

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Huddersfield, Millwall and Sunderland all love Simms after impressing in the Premiership.

Meanwhile, SunSport can reveal Blackburn Rovers made a massive push to sign Ben Davies from Liverpool ahead of the Rangers move.

The Ewood Park side have offered to pay £26,000-a-week for the defender’s wages as part of a proposed loan deal.

It was the best short-term deal on the table.

But Gers stepped in to buy the centre-half in a £4m deal.

Speaking after signing his contract, Davies said: “I am very happy to join Rangers and I am really looking forward to taking this next step in my career.

“It’s a huge club with big ambitions and I can’t wait to get started.”

Giovanni van Bronckhorst said: “I would like to welcome Ben to our team and I am delighted that he has joined the club.

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“He’s a solid defender with great qualities and he will further add to our options in that area.”

While sporting director Ross Wilson added: “I am delighted that Ben has chosen Rangers as the next step in his career and Giovanni and our coaching staff look forward to working with him as we move into the new season.”


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