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.
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"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."