FOOTBALL: 'Wait and see' over Patterson says Platt
Patterson was dropped for Tuesday's Carling Premiership trip to Dungannon following an internal row involving the striker at the weekend.
The disciplinary action could now lead to the 25-year-old missing Saturday's Co-op decider against Glentoran, but yesterday boss Platt was remaining coy on his plans.
"I am the only one that knows what will happen, and that is the way it will stay until Saturday," he said.
"Rory may and he may not play in the final, we will have to wait and see. It will be a massive decision for me to make. But I am big enough to make it.
"I was big enough to drop him for Tuesday's trip to Dungannon in the Premiership, a big game which we needed a result from.
"There is a long time between now and Saturday so will see what develops."
Glentoran boss Scott Young is hoping to have Keith Gillespie available for Saturday after the winger needed 17 stitches in a facial wound.
"Keith should hopefully be okay," Young said.
"He has a terrible injury but he wants to play."
Shane McCabe is now ruled out through suspension after being red carded in a reserve game.