Paterson vows to stay

06 February 2008 07:13
Scunthorpe United's in-form striker Martin Paterson has shrugged off suggestions that Norwich City manager Glenn Roeder is keen to take him to Carrow Road. Northern Ireland international Paterson, who was signed in the summer from Stoke City as a replacement for Billy Sharp, has helped Scunthorpe to remain within touching distance of Championship survival, scoring 11 times in 29 appearances. Despite Norwich's interest, Paterson has declared his focus is on helping Scunthorpe out of the drop zone. Speaking to the Scunthorpe Telegraph, he said: "I'm not special, I'm not an intellect, I just play football. "I put my boots on, run around and try and score goals. If people want to talk about me and say stuff, that's up to them. "I can't go around saying this, that and the other about going here or there for money. "It doesn't affect my focus one bit. I just want to do my best for Scunthorpe United. That will never change."

Source: ESA