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PATERSON LOANED TO BRISTOL CITY

15 March 2014

Striker joins the Robins for rest of season

Huddersfield Town striker Martin Paterson has today joined Sky Bet League 1 side Bristol City on an Emergency Loan for the rest of the 2013/14 season. 

The Northern Ireland international joined the Terriers on a free transfer from Burnley in the summer and has gone on to score six goals in 17 starts and a further nine substitute appearances. However, his last start came in the home win over Millwall in January, 12 games ago.

Managed by Steve Cotterill, the Robins currently sit 15th in the League 1 table with 41 points from 36 games.  They host Swindon Town at Ashton Gate today and Paterson is expected to go straight into the squad. 

Manager Mark Robins commented:

“Martin is a senior professional and understandably wants to play regular First Team football. Although he has been involved throughout, he hasn’t featured as a starting player and that is what he wants to be, which I understand. This loan should give him the opportunity to do so.

“We’re comfortable in allowing Martin to leave on loan as we have other options in the striking area at this time, which will soon be supplemented by other players becoming available. We also have young players pushing for their opportunity at the Club, which is another option available to me and something I will look at.

“We’ll monitor Martin’s performances for Bristol City closely during his spell at Ashton Gate, as we do with all our players when they spend time away.”

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