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13 September 2015

Paterson reviews his debut and life at Town

- Jamie Paterson discusses life at Huddersfield Town
- 23 year-old enjoyed playing in preferred number 10 slot
- Forest loanee wants to make impression on the fans

Defeat left a sour taste in Jamie Paterson’s mouth on his Town debut at Cardiff City on Saturday, but the attacker thinks he will only get better as he plays more games. 

The 23 year-old started for the Terriers in Wales, but couldn’t prevent a loss that he felt was a little harsh on the team:

“A 2-0 score-line makes it look like they dominated the game, but it wasn’t really like that. Obviously the lads were quite down after the game as we didn’t make the most of the couple of chances we had. 

“Personally, I felt like my debut was alright - but the loss has left a sour taste.”

Despite the disappointment at the Cardiff City Stadium, Paterson has enjoyed his first few days at the Club after joining on a season-long loan from Nottingham Forest.

“The lads have been great with me since I arrived and I like the atmosphere around the Club; it’s really relaxed, which comes from the staff. That has helped me get out on the pitch. Now, I hope to show the fans what I can do. 

“I’m enjoying it so far. We’re staying down here this weekend until the Charlton game and that’ll give me the chance to get to know a few of the lads a bit more.

“I had a good season when I first went to Nottingham, but obviously last season wasn’t great for me; for whatever reason, it didn’t work out for me at Forest. At Cardiff it was really good for me to get a game under my belt, because I haven’t played many in the past 12 months.”

Jamie was also delighted to play as a number 10 in Town’s 4-2-3-1 formation; his preferred position, as he explained: 

“As a youngster, I played as a number 10 and I feel that is my best position. Obviously some teams don’t use that position and have accommodated me by letting me float in from the left, so I feel like I can play across those positions. I’m definitely not an out-and-out winger though; today’s position is my best, even though it’s the first time I’ve played there in a while. 

“I feel like if I get fit, a bit sharper and a bit more confident, I can score goals; I just need a few games under my belt.”

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