Wolves back in for Paterson
Back in March there was speculation on loan deadline day that both Chris McCann and Martin Paterson were ready to jump ship in loan deals to Blackpool and Wolves respectively.
Nothing happened. Some will say it was mere speculation and some will consider that the deals only fell through because Burnley didn't have adequate time to find replacements.
Since then, at the end of the season, McCann opted not to discuss a potential new deal and he's now being linked with various clubs including Hull, Leicester and Nottingham Forest while I believe another, as yet unnamed, Premier League club are very keen to sign him.
Everything's changed in the last few days with the appointment of Owen Coyle at Wigan. A long admirer of McCann it is now believed he might want to take the Irish midfielder to the DW Stadium and it could be that he wants to make it a Burnley double with the capture of Paterson who was his first permanent signing when manager at Turf Moor.
However, despite relegation and a change of manager, Wolves are still keen on Paterson and the Daily Mail, yes the Daily Mail, are reporting that they plan talks with the Northern Ireland striker who has failed to agree a new deal with the Clarets.
Paterson has been in talks with Burnley and was offered a deal higher than that previously offered but whether he'll find that acceptable remains to be seen. Even so, I can't somehow see him wanting to take a drop into League One.
Paterson is now one of only two of the Wembley team who have not moved on from Burnley. Michael Duff is under contract for another season and time will tell whether Paterson, who has been with us since June 2008, will want to extend his Turf Moor stay.
Source: Clarets Mad
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