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PATO: THE FANS MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE

9 March 2016

Tuesday night goal-scorer hopes Town repaid the fans

- Jamie Paterson reviews win over Reading
- 'Pato' continues his great record vs the Royals
- Attacker praises the support from Town fans

Jamie Paterson was delighted that the Terriers got a result their recent performances merited in last night’s 3-1 home victory over Reading.

“It was a good result in the end,” Jamie told htafc.com. “We started quite slowly as they sat deep and made it difficult for us. We knew the first half was going to be tight and we knew we’d have to bide our time to get the goals.

“Second halves always open up and I always fancy us in the second half, when the game is open a bit more. We came out to try and implement our final ball and we looked a lot more dangerous.

“As I said it was a good win in the end and it was good to get a goal too.”

His goal – Paterson’s sixth in Town colours – continued his impressive record against Reading; he’s now scored in all four games against the Royals in 2015/16. 

He admitted: “I had a couple of chances against Derby and I hit the post against Wolves, so I’ve been desperate to get another goal. I was really happy with that.”

Another man who got on the score-sheet last night was 19 year-old striker Flo Bojaj; his first ever professional strike.

‘Pato’ continued: “I was very happy for him, which is why I ran over and celebrated with him. 

“He deserves it, because he’s a good lad and he works really hard. He’s scored a few goals for the Under-21s and he can have a great career if he keeps works hard. This Head Coach will be good for him.” 

Town’s three goals last night came after two blanks against Ipswich Town and Derby County but as Paterson explained before the game, he always knew they would come if the team maintained its level of performance. 

“In every game we try and score as many goals as we can. We’ve scored in the majority of games since the boss has been here, but we’ve been missing chances in the past couple of games. 

“It felt like we righted a wrong last night and it could’ve been four or five if we’d finished our chances.”

Jamie reserved his final words for the Town supporters, who backed the team to the hilt despite having to stay patient against an organised opponent.

“The fans are great; they do make a big difference. They’re always positive and even if we’d lost last night, I know they would’ve been clapping us off. It makes a big difference and it keeps your confidence high. Hopefully we repaid them last night and they went home happy.”

Watch Jamie & the Terriers in action at home to Burnley on Saturday; click HERE for ticket info!


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