May 10, 1987
Stoke, Grimsby (loan),Scunthorpe
Paterson was the first permanent player that gaffer, Owen Coyle brought to the club and the deal agreed with Scunthorpe is a club record.
Burnley agreed a £1m deal with the Iron for the Northern Ireland international plus a further £300,000 based on appearances.
The extra amount would take the transfer above the previous record of the £1 million fee paid for Robbie Blake in 2002 and Ian Moore in 2000.A sell-on clause for the 21-year old has also been included in the deal, with Scunthorpe receiving 20 per cent of any future profit made by Burnley.
Martin Paterson started his professional career with his local side Stoke City and spent three years with the club between 2004-2007. During this time he had a loan spell with Grimsby Town during the 2006-7 season.
Paterson was signed by Scunthorpe United manager Nigel Adkins as a replacement for the departed Billy Sharp in the summer of 2007.
He scored on his full debut for the Iron giving the side 1-0 lead against League One side Hartlepool United in the League Cup before his side eventually lost the game 2-1.
Paterson scored 7 goals in 11 starts and this impressive statistic led to the player being called up for the Northern Ireland squad.
The striker scored 13 goals in 34 Championship starts and six substitute appearances during the 2007/8 season with Scunthorpe despite the club being relegated back to League One after only one year in the Championship.
Paterson suffered a spate of injuries following our promotion season but came back to prominence in the 2012-13 season. However, being played out wide rather than a true striker upset the player and following an additional salary cut refused to sign a new deal. He moved on a free transfer to Huddersfield in June 2013 after accepting a two year deal.
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