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Pato’s Perfect Day

7 January 2014

Nottingham Forest midfielder Jamie Paterson says Sunday’s match against West Ham United gave him the opportunity to fully showcase his talents.

The former Walsall winger scored his first Forest goal in a second-half hat-trick to build on the penalty he had won for The Reds’ opening goal.

And, reflecting on the day with Forest Player, Paterson said he was delighted that the pattern of the match enabled him to utilise his favoured attributes.

He said: “It was a game which allowed me to show how I like to play.

“Although I’m a winger I like to get myself in the box and chip in with a few goals, as I did last season. I was a striker as a kid so I’ve always had an eye for goal. I’m just pleased to have my first Forest goal out of the way and hopefully now I can score a few more.

“To score a hat-trick was an unbelievable feeling but when you’re on the pitch you don’t think about it too much, it’s when you go home and reflect on your own. My phone was going mad and there were a lot of tweets coming in.

“But it’s just one game at the end of the day. You just have to take the good moments when they come and don’t let it get to your head. I now want to concentrate on scoring some goals in the league.”

Click here to watch Paterson talk through his goals on Forest Player.

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