Paterson eager for Iron talks
Martin Paterson is to seek discussions with Scunthorpe before making a decision on his future.
Last Updated: 03/06/08 4:39pm
Martin Paterson is to seek discussions with Scunthorpe chairman Steve Wharton before making a decision on his future.
Paterson is a target of Burnley and the striker has made no secret of his desire to continue to ply his trade in the Championship following Scunthorpe's relegation last season.
And Paterson's agent, Gary Mellor, has now revealed that the 21-year-old Northern Ireland international, who joined Scunthorpe from Stoke in July 2007, is eager to hold talks with Wharton.
The Glanford Park chairman has been ill over recent weeks, but Paterson remains keen to establish his future after Scunthorpe turned down two offers from Burnley.
"I haven't spoken to Steve Wharton, who we did the deal with when Martin initially signed, because he's been ill," Mellor told the Lancashire Post.
"But obviously we need to have a chat about what their expectations are, or if they want to sell."
And Mellor has reiterated Paterson's desire to stay in the second tier of English football.
"While Martin is happy at Scunthorpe and really likes the people there, he would be interested in talking to clubs if it meant he could stay in the Championship.
"We had a chat and while we didn't talk about specific clubs really, Championship football is what he wants.
"He's enjoyed playing in the Championship and he wants to play at the highest level he can to try and learn and get better."