HOW ACQUIRED: Acquired on loan from Huddersfield Town on January 26, 2015.
Paterson, 27, joins the Lions after appearing in over 200 matches in various leagues in England for clubs such as Stoke City, Burnley and Huddersfield Town. Additionally, Paterson is currently a member of the Northern Ireland National Team, earning 22 caps and three goals at the senior level.
The striker began his professional career in 2005 with Stoke City in the English Championship – making his debut in a 2-0 win over Plymouth Argyle after ascending through the club’s academy program. Paterson appeared 15 times for the Potters in two seasons before making stops at Grimbsy Town and Scunthorpe United.
In 2008, Paterson joined Burnley where he underwent the most successful period of his career. In five seasons with Burnley, the forward made 130 appearances – featuring 23 times in the English Premier League during the 2009-10 season – and scored 29 goals.