A Bristol City v Nottingham Forest
D Derby v Luton
H QPR v Blackburn
H Sheff Utd v Millwall
A Stoke v Bournemouth
H Fulham v Cardiff
H Huddersfield v Birmingham
H Hull v Peterborough
H Middlesbrough v Barnsley
H Preston v Coventry
A Swansea v West Brom
H Reading v Blackpool
It wasn't just a few minutes. I'm pretty sure he got more time than Bahamboula did on the pitch for us didn't he? That was someone who seemed to have the consensus of the fans that he was worth a go for the small fee we had to pay. Paterson didn't look influential, he didn't look fit, he was bang average.
Given Warnock's apparent opinions on fitness and his performances in those friendlies, I'm not at all shocked that we didn't sign him and I'm still relatively glad we didn't.
He's not setting the league alight every week just as his team isn't and really, whose place does he take in the team? Watmore? Tav? Hernandez? Jones? I'm not sure I'd swap any of those players with Paterson.
Sounds like he was influential today and scored a cracking goal? Good for him. But he's done that before we had the chance to sign him too, not sure why it would change many opinions on whether we should have brought him in.
So any of those players could have been sat on our bench yesterday but instead we only named six subs, including the non-league player who hasn't looked ready for this level, who gets in for no other reason than Warnock signed him. No wonder they called themselves Warnock's rejects. It must be utterly deflating to play for this club unless you're one of the favoured ones. One of the least professionally run football clubs in the country.