Derby County secured the services of Jamie Paterson on deadline day on a season-long loan from Bristol City.

The 27-year-old adds firepower to Phillip Cocu’s side, capable of playing as both winger and forward and will bring experience with more than 300 career appearances.

Here is what you need to know about the new addition.


Paterson made his senior debut aged 18 for Walsall in the League Cup against Chesterfield and went on to make 14 league appearances in his debut campaign.

The following season he got more experience under his belt in the first-team, making 34 League One appearances. His first senior goal came in a 1-1 draw against Huddersfield Town, where he would later join on loan.

After playing in every league game for the Saddlers in the 2012/13 campaign, Paterson earned a move to the Championship.


Paterson signed for Derby’s arch rivals Nottingham Forest ahead of the 2013/14 season. He had to wait for his first competitive goal for Forest which came in the second-half of the season, but it was worth the wait when he bagged a hat-trick against West Ham United in the FA Cup Third Round.

He quickly followed that up with his first league goal for the club the next game against Bolton Wanderers and continued the scoring against Blackburn Rovers a few days later.

Paterson was in the starting line-up for Forest for the Rams’ 5-0 victory towards the end of his first season at the City Ground.

Over a three-year spell at Forest, Paterson scored 14 goals in 69 appearances.


After a season-long loan at Huddersfield where he scored eight goals in 36 appearances, Paterson joined the Robins on a three-year contract, which was extended last summer.

In his second season at Bristol, the attacker helped the Robins to the Carabao Cup semi-final, featuring in victories over Watford, Stoke City, Crystal Palace and Manchester United before falling to Manchester City.

Last season at Pride Park, the forward scored the opening goal for the Robins before Martyn Waghorn equalised soon after in the 1-1 draw.