Sheffield Wednesday attacker’s honest admission on lack of games and his next Owls contract

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Callum Paterson has played in effectively every position at Sheffield Wednesday since his arrival from Cardiff City a couple of years ago.

The Scot was speaking to the media ahead of the visit of Morecambe on Friday night in the FA Cup, and was honest in his assessment of his own season so far – acknowledging that he’s not really enjoying spending so much time out of the side.

‘Pato’ has played 14 games in all competitions for the Owls this season under Darren Moore, however has started just four League One games.

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"I have not enjoyed it one bit, to be honest,” he admitted. “It's not nice sitting and watching the games, especially when you have not done that in the past. I have played in numerous positions and helped the team out but it is a case of not being picked.

"I have had to bide my time. I have shown I am still here and capable of doing a job."

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He went on to add, “I’m not really one to go and knock on the gaffer’s door and demand this and that - he’s the manager, he picks the team not me. So it’s just up to me to do my job in training, and just keep doing that to the best of my ability.”

But while he’s obviously not happy with his lack of games, ‘Pato’ says that he’s very settled in Sheffield, and is open to discussions over his future as he approaches the last six months of his current deal.

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Callum Paterson started for Sheffield Wednesday against Burton Albion.Callum Paterson started for Sheffield Wednesday against Burton Albion.
Callum Paterson started for Sheffield Wednesday against Burton Albion.

When asked if anything had been mentioned as of yet, though, he replied, “There’s been nothing from the club at all, so we’ll see what happens… It’s something that I’m interested in, but obviously I need to be playing enough games.

“It’s my job, it’s something that I love doing, so if I’m not getting the game time then I might have to see what happens.

“But I’m happy. I’m happy at the club, I’m settled, my wife is here, and I’m enjoying life.”

Paterson put in a strong performance against Burton Albion in the 4-2 win over the weekend, and will be hoping for another chance to strut his stuff at Hillsborough later this evening.