Waiting game is rewarded as Matt cracks down with the 'Pato Whip'
IT'S known as the "Pato Whip" in the Burton dressing room – the way Matt Paterson wraps his foot around a long-range shot.
And while the Albion striker modestly played down the description, the spectacular winner he scored against Torquay United was the second time he has employed the technique for Burton.
The first was the only goal of the game at Rochdale in September, rattled in precisely from the edge of the box.
Saturday's strike against Torquay topped that, for Paterson, not least because he knows Torquay goalkeeper Michael Poke.
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"A couple of people might call it the Pato Whip," smiled Paterson. "It was nice to cut inside and get the whip in. It is a technique I work on in training.
"I know the keeper. He was at Southampton with me and came through the academy with me. He's a good lad and a good goalkeeper.
"He kept me out in the game at Torquay, so it was nice to get one over him."
Paterson has had to wait for a chance in recent weeks, due to the form of Calvin Zola and Billy Kee up front.
"It was lovely to get back on the pitch and get a goal, to show that I'm still here and I still want to score goals," he said. "Of course, there's competition between the three of us but we get on well.
"The other two have played really well and got us a lot of important goals so, sometimes, you have to bite your tongue and be patient.
"I have done that. I've played a waiting game before and I'm ready and willing when the gaffer needs me."