Huddersfield Town sign Martin Paterson
Former Burnley striker Martin Paterson signs a two-year deal at Huddersfield Town
Burnley and Northern Ireland striker Martin Paterson has joined Huddersfield Town, signing a two-year deal with the West Yorkshire side.
Paterson makes the move across the Pennines after his contract at Burnley expired at the end of last season.
The Northern Ireland international joined Burnley in 2008, after making the move from Scunthorpe United. Paterson made 130 appearances for the Clarets, scoring 29 goals.
Paterson joins former Bristol City striker Jon Stead and former Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Adam Hammill in making the move to the John Smith stadium this summer, meaning manager Mark Robins' transfer deal now stand at three signings.
And the Terriers manager is delighted with his newest signing, and thinks that Paterson can add the goals needed to provide stability next season, after Huddersfield came close to relegation this year.
Speaking to Huddersfield's official website, Robins said: "In addition to his arrival, we will still be looking to add to our strike force as the summer transfer window progresses.
"I am a firm believer in putting round pegs in round holes and Martin has come to the club to play as a striker.
"He played three quarters of his 41 games for Burnley last season in a wide position, but his career history shows that he has flourished as a central striker and that is the role he feels is his best.
"I agree and he will fulfil that role for us."
Robins also believes that Paterson can offer something that his supporters will appreciate, hard work and resilience.
"Martin is a strong and resilient character with an excellent work rate which I think our our supporters will really appreciate.
"That is backed up with good technical ability and importantly a proven track record of scoring goals at Championship level.
"He is a different type of player to those already here and will complement our other strikers and pose a different threat to our opponents," Robins added.
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