Banner image

It's A Dream Come True - Paterson

Jamie Paterson expressed his pure delight in helping his new employers overcome his former club in dramatic fashion at Ashton Gate on Saturday.

Lee Johnson’s side trailed through Apostolos Vellios’ effort, but second-half strikes from Tammy Abraham and ex-Forest playmaker Paterson turned the game on its head.

 It was City’s fourth successive win in all competitions and they now head into the two-week international break in the play-off zone.

“Personally it couldn’t have gone any better; to score the winner against your former club, it’s like it is written in the stars,” he told Bristol City Player HD after the weekend success.

“I’m more happy though to have scored my first goal for the club, but it always makes it that little bit sweater when it’s against your former team.

“I had a lot of friends on the pitch so it was a weird game for me, but when I look back at it now, it’s like a dream come true.

“I actually can’t remember the goal – it was a bit of a blur. I think the ball dropped to me, I struck it low, and it ended up in the bottom corner. I then did about 15 laps of the pitch – it was a great feeling.

“The emotion came out of me at the end. I don’t play for Nottingham Forest anymore, I play for Bristol City, so whenever I score I will be celebrating.”

Despite climbing to fifth in the Sky Bet Championship, the 24-year-old isn’t getting carried away with the team’s performances, but insists he is encouraged by the quality on display in BS3.

He added: “We won’t win every game this season, we are going to be in bad spells, but not many teams win four games in a row, so it shows we are a good team.

“We also had a slightly different team to usual (with the four changes made to the starting line-up), so it shows we can mix it up and still win.

“Forest have some class individuals, it has always been the case. Henri Lansbury is one of the best center-midfielders in the league for me, so it’s good to beat Nottingham Forest, as it is never an easy game.

“I can’t remember the last time I played four 90 minutes in a row. I felt a bit leggy out there (on Saturday) but the gaffer kept me on the pitch and I ended up repaying him.”

Tickets are now on sale for the forthcoming home games with Blackburn Rovers, Hull City and Brighton & Hove Albion. Call 0117 963 0600 to secure your seat or buy online.

Related News

Johnson Delighted To Extend Winning Streak

Johnson Delighted To Extend Winning Streak

Posted: Saturday, October 1st 2016

Report: Bristol City 2-1 Nottingham Forest

Report: Bristol City 2-1 Nottingham Forest

Posted: Saturday, October 1st 2016

Bryan Determined To Stay At Left-Back

Bryan Determined To Stay At Left-Back

Posted: Friday, September 30th 2016

Latest News

City trio revel in weekend accolades

City trio revel in weekend accolades

Posted: Monday, July 13th 2020

Watch the Stoke match exclusively on Robins TV

Watch the Stoke match exclusively on Robins TV

Posted: Monday, July 13th 2020

Highlights: Middlesbrough 1-3 Bristol City

Highlights: Middlesbrough 1-3 Bristol City

Posted: Sunday, July 12th 2020

‘All in all a fantastic afternoon’ – Holden

‘All in all a fantastic afternoon’ – Holden

Posted: Saturday, July 11th 2020

Also from Bristol Sport

Courtney Keight is a Bear
Rugby icon

Courtney Keight is a Bear

Bristol Bears Women is delighted to announce Wales international Courtney Keight has joined the club ahead of the 2020/21 season.

Posted: Monday, July 13th 2020 • Rugby

Listen to episode one of the NEW Bristol Flyers Podcast!
Basketball icon

Listen to episode one of the NEW Bristol Flyers Podcast!

Bristol Flyers have launched a brand new podcast, featuring exclusive news and discussions on all things Flyers and British Basketball.

Posted: Monday, July 13th 2020 • Basketball

Sheedy blown away by new training facility
Rugby icon

Sheedy blown away by new training facility

Callum Sheedy has hailed the club’s new state-of-the-art training ground as a ‘steppingstone to success’.

Posted: Monday, July 13th 2020 • Rugby

Bears team up with PAS as official performance nutrition partner
Rugby icon

Bears team up with PAS as official performance nutrition partner

Bristol Bears are delighted to team up with PAS as the official performance nutrition partner ahead of the restart of the 2019/20 campaign.

Posted: Monday, July 13th 2020 • Rugby

Gallagher Premiership restart fixtures announced
Rugby icon

Gallagher Premiership restart fixtures announced

Bristol Bears will resume their Gallagher Premiership campaign versus Saracens on Saturday, August 15th with rounds 14-17 now confirmed.

Posted: Friday, July 10th 2020 • Rugby