Paterson puts future on hold
Scunthorpe striker Martin Paterson says he will not consider his future until the end of the season.
Last Updated: 06/04/08 12:52pm
Scunthorpe United striker Martin Paterson says he will not consider his future until the end of the season.
Paterson has scored 14 goals for the Iron since joining from Stoke City last summer and has caught the eye of other clubs.
Reports have suggested that the Northern Ireland international could move on, if Scunthorpe are relegated from the Championship.
But, with the club eight points from safety with four games left to play, Paterson wants to focus on the team's bid for survival.
"It's not a time to be thinking about the end of the season. It's a time to knuckle down," Paterson told the Scunthorpe Telegraph prior to Saturday's 1-1 draw with relegation rivals Sheffield Wednesday.
"A lot of people want to talk about where I'm going, what I'm doing, you've got to remember that we can still stay up.
"To ask about my future, at the moment, it is uncertain.
"I'm a professional. I want to do the best I can in the games we have left.
"I'm not going to be talking about anything to do with the end of the season until it's over and we either stay up or go down.
"I refuse to talk about any form of discussion involving the end of the season because we're not there yet."