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13 November 2014

Striker moves to League 1 until 3 January 2015

Martin Paterson has today joined League 1 Fleetwood Town on an Emergency Loan until 3 January 2015 inclusive.
Fleetwood, managed by former Preston North End and Burnley player Graham Alexander, currently sit 10th in the League 1 table with 22 points from 16 games. 
Paterson is expected to go straight into the Cod Army’s squad for the Club’s game at Yeovil Town on Saturday.
Northern Ireland international Martin, 27, joined the Terriers from Burnley in the summer of 2013 and has gone on to make 17 starts and 12 substitute appearances for the First Team, scoring six goals.
After undergoing minor knee surgery during the closed season, Paterson has returned to fitness and made three substitute appearances under the management of Chris Powell this season.
His current contract at ‘The Yorkshire Club’ expires at the conclusion of the current 2014/15 campaign, although Town to retain an option for a further period of one year. 
Huddersfield Town Manager Chris Powell commented:
“It is understandable that, as a senior player, Martin wants to play regular First Team football and that is not something I can guarantee at this Club at the moment. Despite this, Martin has been a consummate professional during my time as Huddersfield Town Manager in the way that he trains and the manner in which he goes about his business. He is a really popular member of the group. 
“The timing is now right for the Club to allow Martin to move out on loan, showcase his ability and hopefully get his name on the score sheet. We have a number of attacking options returning to fitness in the likes of James Vaughan, Joe Lolley and Adam Hammill, so this move suits everyone involved.”

Huddersfield Town has a recall clause after the initial 28 days of the loan.

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