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

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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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