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Callum Paterson delivers honest Sheffield Wednesday assessment

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Sheffield Wednesday new boy, Callum Paterson, has been assessing his start to life at Hillsborough. 

The striker signed from Cardiff City over the summer transfer window and has featured in Garry Monk’s starting XI either side of the international break.

Paterson is settling into Wednesday’s system well, but is without a goal in his two appearances.

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Despite that lack of goals, Paterson feels he’s doing well and a breakthrough in terms of getting on the scoresheet is only just around the corner.

The 25-year-old told Yorkshire Live: “I have played okay and won a few balls in the air and harried the teams into a sort of panic.

“I am disappointed not to have got a couple of goals but I feel like I have done my job to a certain standard and I think I have got a bit more to come.

“He (the manager) wants me to work hard, win some fouls, keep the team high up the park and keep the pressure on the defenders. I feel like I am getting there.

“I am almost at full match fitness but it has coming and hopefully I will get some goals in the future.”

There was a positive result for Wednesday over the weekend, with Monk picking up a 1-0 win over former club, Birmingham City.

Barry Bannan scored the only goal of the game, with Wednesday now moving to -4 points.

The Verdict

It’s hard to imagine that Monk will have too many issues with what Paterson is doing at the moment.

He’s come in and proving to be a nuisance in attack, which is just what he wanted. Of course, he wants goals, but his primary job is to make sure the team is winning.

At the moment, that’s what he’s helping Wednesday do, which will give them a chance of surviving.

In the meantime, the goalscoring burden might well fall to others.

Thoughts? Let us know! 


Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Covered Leeds United during their promotion-winning season in 2019/20.

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