Huddersfield Town striker Martin Paterson has joined League One outfit Fleetwood Town on loan until January 3 inclusive.

The Terriers have the option to recall the Northern Ireland international after the first 28 days.

Paterson, who has made three substitute appearances so far in 2014/2015, spent the latter half of last season on loan in the third tier with Bristol City, where he netted once in eight appearances.

The 27-year-old featured for Town this season in home wins over Blackpool and Nottingham Forest, as well as the recent 3-2 reverse at Derby County.

Fleetwood are currently 10th in League One, two points and a place above Chesterfield, who borrowed Oscar Gobern from the Terriers before he was recalled earlier today.

Graham Alexander's side are also in the same division as Bradford City, where fellow Town striker Jonathan Stead is currently on loan.

 

Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell was happy to let the fringe striker - who could play in Fleetwood's weekend clash at Yeovil Town - go out and get minutes under his belt.

"It is understandable that, as a senior player, Martin wants to play regular first-team football and that is not something I can guarantee at this club at the moment," he said.

"Despite this, Martin has been a consummate professional during my time as Huddersfield Town manager in the way that he trains and the manner in which he goes about his business. He is a really popular member of the group.

"The timing is now right for the club to allow Martin to move out on loan, showcase his ability and hopefully get his name on the scoresheet.

"We have a number of attacking options returning to fitness in the likes of James Vaughan, Joe Lolley and Adam Hammill, so this move suits everyone involved."

On his loan move, Paterson said: "I’m delighted to join the club. I’m ready now to get going and play some football."