Nottingham Forest winger Jamie Paterson says the team have been working on a gameplan to ‘excite the fans’ against Rotherham tomorrow.The first home league match of the season is always a big occasion for fans and Paterson says The Reds are keen to reward their support with a positive performance.
He told Forest Player HD: “We’ve got a gameplan. We’re looking to excite the fans at the first home game of the season. It’s always highly anticipated.
“It will be a difficult game, they won’t come here and lie down. They’ll be coming at us.
“We’ll be up and at them, working hard and making sure we get the three points. I’m sure the fans will be pulling us through.”
Paterson is looking to force his way into Dougie Freedman’s preferred 11.
He played in central and wide attacking midfield roles against his former club Walsall on Tuesday night and was tested in a number of positions during pre-season.
The 23-year-old says he is happy to play wherever he’s asked to, and he is hoping for a run of games to help him get back into the swing of playing regular football.
Paterson said: “I’d play anywhere across the front line, even in central midfield if I got asked to play there.
“Sometimes it’s just about match fitness, getting yourself running again and getting that adrenaline pumping.
“When you haven’t played for a while it’s difficult to come straight in and play to your strengths.”