Saint to Shrimper: 'It will be a little bit strange to be playing against them'
07 May 2010 08:36
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Blues striker Matt Paterson will be returning to Southampton this weekend for the first time since the transfer deal in January that saw Lee Barnard on his way to St. Mary's. Paterson when a Saint: 'It will be nice to go back'Matt Paterson played 22 times for the Saints before making his way in the deal that took Barney to the south coast.Talking to Blues Player on www.southendunited.co.uk Matt's confirmed that it's a game he's been looking forward to for a long time, but possibily not in a relegated side!Paterson said: "I was with Southampton for four years and I owe them a lot because they gave me a chance in professional football. It will be a little bit strange to be playing against them and having to go in to the away dressing room for the first time. My family and friends still live in the area though so they will be there and it should be a good day." Well Matt should stay, but who will leave in the summer? Have a vote here:www.southendunited-mad.co.uk/polls/loadpoll.aspThe Paterson FilesPersonal informationDate of birth18 October 1989 (1989-10-18) (age 20)Place of birthDunfermline, ScotlandHeight6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)Playing positionStrikerClub informationCurrent clubSouthend UnitedNumber9Youth career200?-2007Bournemouth2007-2008SouthamptonSenior career*YearsTeamApps†(Gls)†2008-2010Southampton18(2)2010-Southend United15(2)National team2008-Scotland U192(0)* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:33, 2 May 2010 (UTC).† Appearances (Goals).(Player information supplied by Wikipedia, for the full article go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Paterson)