Vital Football

Latest Southampton FC News

Paterson sticking with Saints

Paterson sticking with Saints

Southampton starlet Matthew Paterson is poised to sign a new deal at St Mary's.

Paterson is highly-regarded at Southampton, and as Head Coach Mark Wotte revealed after his side's 3-0 win at Ipswich earlier on in the month, the club are keen to reward him for his progress with a contract extension.

Speaking after the Ipswich game, Wotte said, "I'm so pleased for Matt Paterson. It was a magnificent sub role - I think he had only been on 20 seconds.

"It was his tenth game so he had to celebrate it. We told him that we are going to extend his contract this week so he was very happy.

"It was a tough decision not to put Bradley Wright-Phillips on the bench but Matt Paterson proved that my decision was right."

The 19-year-old's current deal is due to expire in the summer, but after going on to make a total of twelve first-team appearances this season, the youngster is expected to commit his long-term future to the Saints.

The striker's form has seen a number of League One and League Two clubs enquire about signing him on loan, but Southampton have rebuffed all overtures for Paterson.

News of Paterson's fresh deal will come as a timely boost for the Saints as they battle to avoid relegation from the Championship.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



For the very latest Championship odds

Free £15 bet when you spend £5 on The New Football Pools




Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Daniel Bailey
Date:Tuesday March 17 2009
Time: 2:17PM

Comments

0
Good news? What do you make of Paterson from what you've seen so far? Has he got what it takes to make the grade in this division? Or will he prove to be a useful player for us should the worst happen and we get relegated to League One? I'm interested to hear people's thoughts on this one!
Bailey11
17/03/2009 14:21:00
0
Good news? What do you make of Paterson from what you've seen so far? Has he got what it takes to make the grade in this division? Or will he prove to be a useful player for us should the worst happen and we get relegated to League One? I'm interested to hear people's thoughts on this one!
Bailey11
17/03/2009 14:21:00
0
from what ive seen and heard about him he seems a well balanced lad with a big future.
bluemooner_mcfc
17/03/2009 17:59:00
0
from what ive seen and heard about him he seems a well balanced lad with a big future.
bluemooner_mcfc
17/03/2009 17:59:00
0
Have seen young Pato a few times now and he really does look like the real deal. Raw and fresh he gives 100% and really does remind me of a very young Mick Channon!!
SaintIan
19/03/2009 13:02:00
0
Have seen young Pato a few times now and he really does look like the real deal. Raw and fresh he gives 100% and really does remind me of a very young Mick Channon!!
SaintIan
19/03/2009 13:02:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Southampton Articles

A Vital Challenge - Ben Nevis To Face The Fear

Vitalfootball.co.uk co-owner Jonathan Fear is pushing himself to the limit in order to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis.

Who Will Southampton Face In 2016/17 (3/5/16)

With less than a handful of games remaining in the 2015/16 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Pelle Criticised For Lack Of Effort

Manager Ronald Koeman has confirmed that Graziano Pelle was dropped for the Manchester City game in Sunday because he hadn't been pleased with his efforts in training.

Mane In Team Of The Week (2/5/16)

Southampton are represented in the latest Premier League team of the week that has been selected by BBC pundit Garth Crooks.

Archived Vital Saints Articles

Vital Saints articles from

Site Journalists

SFC Forever
no email
Profile
Vital Saint
Editor email
Profile
Matt Gardner
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Man City MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Forster3%
Martina0%
Fonte0%
van Dijk13%
Bertrand0%
Wanyama0%
Clasie0%
Mane13%
Davis6%
Tadic13%
Long46%
Sub - Romeu0%
Sub - Ward-Prowse0%
Sub - Rodriguez6%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 36 22 11 3 77 30
2 Spurs 36 19 13 4 70 39
3 Arsenal 36 19 10 7 67 25
4 Man City 36 19 7 10 64 30
5 Man Utd 35 17 9 9 60 12
6 West Ham 35 15 14 6 59 17
7 Southampton 36 16 9 11 57 14
8 Liverpool 35 15 10 10 55 11
9 Chelsea 35 12 12 11 48 7
10 Stoke 36 13 9 14 48 -14
11 Everton 35 10 14 11 44 6
12 Watford 35 12 8 15 44 -6
13 Swansea 36 11 10 15 43 -13
14 WBA 36 10 11 15 41 -14
15 AFC Bournemouth 36 11 8 17 41 -20
16 Crystal Palace 36 10 9 17 39 -10
17 Newcastle 36 8 9 19 33 -25
18 Sunderland 35 7 11 17 32 -18
19 Norwich 35 8 7 20 31 -26
R Aston Villa 36 3 7 26 16 -45
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Southampton Results (view all)

Southampton Fixtures (view all)

May 8 2016 1:30PM : Tottenham Hotspur (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 15 2016 3:00PM : Crystal Palace (H)
Barclays Premier League