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Pato Patter

There were a few more interesting statements and developments yesterday following the news we had signed Scunthorpe striker, Martin Paterson for £1 million with £300,000 add-on depending on appearances plus a 20% profit sell-on clause.



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Did We Pay Over the Odds?

The first issue to arise was the thought by some fans that we may have paid over the odds for the player. Our earlier bids were thought to total no more than £500,000 and we know also that Norwich had a £850,000 bid turned down in the January transfer window but Scunthorpe at that time were still a Championship side and Paterson had not indicated he wished to leave.

Did we pay over the odds? Maybe we did, but not by too much in my opinion. We clearly have to be determined to get our man and with Cardiff, Norwich and Ipswich showing interest in the player, it was right to put in a sensible bid quickly and try and get his services before someone else came in and snatched him.

Some of the fans felt maybe the club paniced after a catalogue of disappointments on the transfer side, the latest being the refusal of Rangers midfielder, Alan Gow to join the club as part of the Lafferty deal.

Owen Coyle himself, appears to have answered that one in an article in the Burnley Express:

'He's an international, and he's done it at Championship level, scoring 15 goals.

'There is a premium you pay for goalscorers, and, with his injury towards the end of the season, he played 36 games, scoring at just under a goal every two games, which is an excellent record.'

The ball is now in Pato's court to justify the amount we have paid for him and prove that the faith shown in him by Owen Coyle was correct.

Stoke's Ears Prick Up

Paterson's departure from Stoke to Scunthorpe was full of controversy with a tribunal awarding the club £305,000 for the Tunstall-born player who had matured through the Potters academy.

Stoke wanted £750,000 for the Northern Ireland international after his contract expired but the issue had to be resolved at the tribunal.

The tribunal decision however also included a 20% sell on clause.

Stoke therefore now stand to get £250,000 from the move to Burnley

Paterson Speaks about move and leaving Scunthorpe

Paterson gave his first interview at his new club yesterday and said to the Official Site:

'I am a winner, so getting relegated was difficult. It hurt, but knowing I could join a Championship club with a history like Burnley's was just too good to turn down.

'One of the big reasons I came here is the manager's enthusiasm and determination to sign me. As soon as I got here, I wanted to sign and get on with things.

'The club wants to push on and with no disrespect to Scunthorpe, I have joined a bigger club with the aim of bettering myself.

'However, I have nothing but thanks to Scunthorpe and the manager, coaching staff and fans for giving me an enjoyable year of Championship football

'They took to me and I feel I have to apologise for the way I left, but that's modern football and if you have a chance to go and better yourself, you have to take it.

'It's a new start for me and I can't live on what I did at Scunthorpe.

'I have to kick on because I feel I have to prove myself again at this club and that starts next week in pre-season training

'I would come in tomorrow if I could because I can't wait to get started. I will always give 100 per cent and if the goals come, then that's all good and well'

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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Tuesday June 24 2008
Time: 8:33AM

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You can almost hear Lafferty saying a similar thing about going to Rangers. Guess thats footy life,some you win,some you lose!
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24/06/2008 08:40:00
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