By Joe Ellis

4th Jan, 2022 | 8:10pm

'Cockiness' will help new Everton signing settle in England

Everton confirmed the signing of 20-year-old Rangers right-back Nathan Patterson on Tuesday as their second January purchase.

The £16million deal sees Patterson join £22million Vitaliy Mykolenko as arrivals at Goodison Park already in January with more touted to be incoming.

But while Mykolenko has appearances at Euro 2020 to his name, Patterson comes with much less experience but no less desire.

The young Scot, who came through the Rangers youth ranks alongside Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour, couldn’t quite stamp his authority on the Rangers starting 11 with captain James Tavernier still playing the majority of games.

But that shouldn’t discourage Everton fans as the times he did earn a start, he was a shining light for Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side.

Jordan Campbel wrote in The Athletic about Patterson’s temperament and play style and why he thought the 20-year-old would succedd in Merseyside.

He said: “He is a 20-year-old who plays with that kind of cockiness that suggests nothing is going to faze him.”

Not being fazed by anything is a highly important trait to have when moving to a league as intense as the Premier League where everyone is expected to perform from minute one.

Everything Patterson has done so far in his short professional career suggests he can do just that.

Even as a slow physical developer as a teenager, Rangers believed in his technical ability and they were repaid for their faith when he enter Under-18s football and he matched the size of his teammates.

Rafael Benitez and Everton fans need to have that same faith in the Scot that he will come good, even if his first performances aren’t quite Cafu-levels just yet.

Current Toffees’ captain Seamus Coleman is nearing the end of his career and back-up full back JonJoe Kenny hasn’t put your eyes on stalks whenever he has played for the club which will be a large reason for Patterson’s purchase.

In other Everton news, Stan Collymore is urging the club to take action of Rafael Benitez.