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Forest bring in Paterson

2 July 2013

Nottingham Forest have completed the signing of Walsall winger Jamie Paterson for an undisclosed fee.

After having an offer accepted by the Saddlers at the weekend, the Reds put Paterson through a medical on Monday and he has subsequently put pen to paper on a two-year contract with the option of a further 12 months.

The 21-year-old, who spent time with Manchester United and Coventry as a youngster, progressed through the ranks at the Banks's Stadium and went on to make over 90 appearances for the West Midlands club.

He was ever-present for Walsall last season, scoring 13 goals in 51 outings.

Forest boss Billy Davies said: "We are delighted to have Jamie on board. He was very impressive for Walsall last season and has good pedigree.

"He's quick, agile and has proven himself as a composed figure in front of goal. He adds another dimension to our attack.

"While Jamie is undoubtedly an exciting prospect, he has already gained good first-team experience and that should help him make the step up to the Championship."

Paterson could feature against his old club as early as July 23 when Forest travel to Walsall for a pre-season friendly.

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