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Patterson returns

Keeper rejoins until end of season

31 December 2021

Sunderland goalkeeper Anthony Patterson has returned to us on loan until the end of the season.

The 21-year-old featured 16 times for us earlier in the campaign having arrived as cover for the injured Sam Slocombe.
 
And Ian Burchnall is delighted to have him back in his squad.
 
“Everyone could see Anthony’s quality in the short time he spent with us,” said the head coach.
 
“Having him back is a huge boost as it means we now have two excellent senior goalkeepers competing with each other for their place in the team.
 
“At a time when Covid could strike anyone at any time, and with a busy second half of the season approaching, it’s crucial we have strength in depth in all areas and Patto’s return certainly gives us that in the goalkeeping department.
 
“As mentioned at the time of his recall, we have maintained close dialogue with Sunderland and we’d like to say a big thank you to them for trusting us with Patto’s continued development. It’s great that they appreciate the progress he made while working with us and we look forward to bringing him on even further in the months ahead.
 
“This may also give us the chance to get Tiernan Brooks out on loan following his beneficial spell at Worksop earlier this season. Senior game time is very important for Tiernan at this stage of his development and it will be good to get him back out there.”
 
Patterson, who is eligible to face Wrexham on Sunday, will reclaim the number 25 shirt.

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