David Wagner says he would be interested in keeping Jamie Paterson at Huddersfield Town beyond the end of the season – if he continues to develop.

The head coach could hand the on-loan Nottingham Forest forward a 21st Town appearance against Cardiff City on Saturday.

And he dismissed speculation linking Paterson with a switch to Brentford before the transfer window closes at 11.00pm on Monday.

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“It’s very easy for me to say that because Jamie is here until the end of the season, there is no question about this,” said the boss.

“I like him as a player and a person, but like many of my squad. he is not yet where I want him to be.”

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Town have an option to sign Paterson permanently if they can agree a deal with the 24-year-old Walsall product.

“I think Jamie knows we can help him develop, and we will work carefully with him,” added Wagner.

“If he progresses as we hope, would be interested in keeping him and we will consider our next move in due course.”