Stats: Emerging Forest star determined to repeat Fulham heroics against Millwall

Nottingham Forest's goalscorer earlier this week has vowed to change the game against Millwall, should he make another cameo appearance.

Championship-toppers Nottingham Forest emerged triumphant in an eight-goal bonanza earlier this week, with strikes coming from Britt Assombalonga (three), Michail Antonio and 22-year-old winger Jamie Paterson.

Dubbed Pato, Paterson - who has only received two cameo appearances thus far this campaign - is hoping he is entrusted with more first-team responsibility so that he can gradually break into the starting XI.

Reflecting on the 5-3 triumph over Fulham, Paterson told the club's official website: "I came on at a difficult stage of the match when we were 3-2 down but it was good to get on the pitch, help the team turn the game around and finish off the scoring.

"It was a good ball from Michail Antonio and I made my decision early that I was going to cut inside. Thankfully it hit the back of the net."

It was Paterson's second substitute appearance of the season and has showed a willingness to get on the ball (receives a touch on the ball every 1.29 minutes), has a reasonable passing accuracy for a forward (71%) and attempts a shot once every 18 minutes, with a goal scored every 36 minutes.

  PositionTeamMins / TouchPass AccCross AccChance CreatedAssistMins / ShotShot AccGoalsAppsMins Played
Paterson FW Forest 1.29 71% N/a 0 0 18 100% 1 2 36

"I’m pleased to have a goal under my belt and all I’m focused on at the minute is cementing a regular place in the side," Pato added.

"I’ll be ready for selection at Millwall and, if I’m a substitute, I’ll be looking to come on and change the game."

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