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Pato Takes The Positives

2 January 2014

Jamie Paterson says he and his Nottingham Forest teammates will ‘keep their heads high’ after Reading scored an injury-time equaliser in yesterday’s match at The Madejski Stadium.

The midfielder played the full 90 minutes in Djamal Abdoun’s absence, but he was helpless to prevent The Royals claiming a point in the 95th minute.

But despite the late heartbreak Paterson told Forest Player that The Reds will be keeping their spirits up after a positive festive period.

He said: “The late goal came as a bit of a sucker punch but we’re trying to take the positives. We thought we played quite well but you can’t win every game. We’ll keep our heads high.

“We felt comfortable out there. I thought we kept the ball quite well, we created a few chances and could have put the game to bed, but that’s football.

“We’ve had some tough games recently, we picked up a good number of points and now find ourselves on a good unbeaten run. We just need to keep it going with a win in Sunday’s cup game.”

The draw saw the summer signing from Walsall play his first full league match in Forest colours and, despite a slight bout of fatigue, he was delighted to get the game under his belt.

Paterson said: “I was a bit tired towards the end but still tried to work hard. It would have been sweeter had we won but hopefully I’ll be in contention to play against West Ham.

“We’ve got a squad full of good players and we’ll just have to wait for the gaffer’s decision.”

Click here to watch the full interview on Forest Player.

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