Striker extends deal to end of season
Burton Albion striker Matthew Paterson has extended his contract to stay at the Pirelli Stadium until the end of the season. The former Southend and Southampton striker has made 14 appearances for the Brewers since joining in the summer, scoring in the victories over Rochdale and York City.
Speaking after extending his deal Paterson said, ‘My focus when I first came to the club was to get into the team and earn a contract to the end of the season. The gaffer has seen what I’ve done and given me the contract. I’ve really enjoyed my time here so far, everyone’s been fantastic with me. I’ve got a couple of goals and could have had a couple more, there’s been a few goal line clearances. That’s one of those things and hopefully more goals will come.
‘The gaffer told me from the start that I’d have to prove myself and that there was four strikers ahead of me. I think I’ve now played the most of all the strikers. We’ve got a great bunch of lads here and we’re hoping to have a successful season.
‘I still feel my best is yet to come. I hadn’t played in so long and that has a knock on effect on your confidence. I’m getting my confidence back and everything’s starting to feel natural again. I’ve been out in the wilderness for a bit at Southend so it’s nice to be back involved with the lads again and getting on the teamsheet.’
Brewers manager Gary Rowett said, ‘Matt’s done really well. When he came here he was fifth choice striker initially. His hard work and performances have moved him up the list quite quickly and we’re delighted to have him on board for the rest of the season.’