Nottingham Forest midfielder Jamie Paterson admits Huddersfield loan move not good enough yet

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The attacker has struggled with fitness since joining the club.

Despite his obvious talent winger Jamie Paterson has not been able to get in the Nottingham Forest first-team of late. The former Walsall attacker had played just one Championship game for Forest this season when he was loaned out to Huddersfield Town for the season in September.

The 23-year-old has had an up and down start to life with The Terriers and the Forest-owned talent has admitted that himself.

Speaking to the official Huddersfield Town website Paterson made it clear that the move from Forest has not yet reached the point of which he had envisaged.

He stated:

“To be fair, I have been here for three months now and I haven’t really got going yet. I didn’t start the first few games, then I had a little run and scored a couple of goals only to do my hamstring.

“When the Head Coach came in, I did everything I could to be fit for his first game but I couldn’t make it. Having watched from the side in Spain I was itching to get involved, because I don’t want to fall behind as the rest of the lads started to look really sharp.

“I felt good for the first hour against Middlesbrough and then started to get a little bit tired, but I’m getting my fitness back. I was a little bit nervous on my full home debut as well, but in the end I really enjoyed it.”

Paterson has scored two goals in his time at Huddersfield so far, in just eight games. But he missed most of November with an injury so his return to action against Middlesbrough last weekend was certainly welcomed among the Huddersfield fans.

As for his Forest future, his current deal with Huddersfield includes an option to buy and much will depend on where they finish at the end of the new season.

But if Forest are going to take him back he needs to ensure he remains fit and firing for the rest of the season in Yorkshire.

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