Tuesday, September 13rd, 2016
Jamie Paterson is desperate for more after making his Bristol City debut on Saturday.
The attacker was signed from Nottingham Forest for an undisclosed fee two weeks ago, unveiled at half-time in the 3-1 win over Aston Villa.
With the international break coming straight after his arrival, Paterson admits a two-week wait to make his City bow was hardly ideal.
But now he has a taste for it, the tricky winger – who hit the post late on in City’s 2-2 draw at Rotherham United - is eager for more minutes on the pitch.
He told Bristol City Player HD: “I was looking forward to getting out there and playing because I had a two-week wait to make my debut due to the international break.
“The lads are great here and they’ve helped me settle in during the period without matches.
“It was nice to get my debut out of the way on Saturday and it’s just a shame we didn’t manage to win.
“I thought I’d scored the winning goal when the ball left my foot but it bounced back off the post.
“We scored two at Rotherham and three in the win over Aston Villa, so it’s not like we aren’t scoring in games. We just feel like we could score even more.”
Paterson had only started in the EFL Cup for Forest this season, with his last league outing coming as a substitute against Brighton on August 12th.
However, the 24-year-old insists he has no concerns over his own fitness.
“The training has been quick and I feel good, as though I’ve got up to speed well,” Paterson continued.
“That’s half an hour under my belt. Every player wants to start; it’s up to the head coach and we’ll see what happens against Sheffield Wednesday tonight.”