Forest were 3-1 losers at Norwich during their last Championship action before the international break but 23-year-old Paterson impressed Wilson as a second-half substitute.
It was not so long ago the winger was a forgotten man under Stuart Pearce, with Paterson recently speaking of his happiness under new boss Dougie Freedman - even though he is still being forced to work for a place in the side.
But the Nottingham Forest star looked 'brilliant' against the Canaries, according to his team-mate.
The defender told Forest Player: “Jamie Paterson came on against Norwich and that was the best I’ve seen him play in a long time - I thought he was brilliant. The whole team’s playing really well.”
Meanwhile, in terms of looking ahead, Wilson is under no illusions when it comes to Nottingham Forest's play-off hopes. Indeed, the 29-year-old centre-back admits his side must win every game between now and season's end to overcome a ten-point deficit.
But that isn't necessarily beyond Forest, Wilson argues, and he is delighted that sort of motivation is there for Freedman's men at present.
“I think, in the position we’re in, if we want to make the play-offs we have to win all the games," he said.
“They’re going to be tough but that’s what you want to be a footballer for. If every game was easy with nothing to play for you’d just go through life being comfortable."
Nottingham Forest host Wolves at the City Ground on Friday afternoon.