Tony Mowbray’s side won their second successive game in League One on Tuesday evening, when they got the better of Fleetwood 2-0 at the Highbury Stadium.
Dominic Samuel broke the deadlock in the 88th minute when he slotted the ball home, and Frank Nouble secured the points with the visitors’ second just minutes later.
The victory has lifted Coventry up to 18th in the League One table for the time being with 43 points from 37 matches, three points above the relegation zone.
Forest winger Paterson, who was on born in Coventry, was delighted to see the Sky Blues win again and made the following post on Twitter:
Another good win for Cov!!— Jamie Paterson (@jamiepaterson12) March 17, 2015
Forest were not in action on Tuesday, but promotion-chasing Derby County were, and they lost.
The Rams have been in disappointing form in recent weeks, and that continued on Tuesday when they went down 1-0 at home to Middlesbrough.
Chelsea-owned striker Patrick Bamford’s goal in the 64th minute proved to be the difference between the two sides at the iPro Stadium.
Paterson was apparently not too displeased to see Derby lose, as his diplomatic replay to a message on Twitter shows: