Huddersfield Town's Oliver Norwood is backing teammate Martin Paterson to do the business for both club and country.

As James Vaughan celebrates winning the Skybet Championship player of the month award for August, fellow frontman Paterson is preparing for Northern Ireland’s tough World Cup qualifier against Portugal in Belfast tonight.

The summer signing from Burnley bagged the goal which sunk Russia at Windsor Park last month, when midfielder Norwood also played a big role, but has yet to get off the mark for Town.

Norwood said: “The goals will come for Martin – no doubt about it. He’s a top player whose work ethic is fantastic.

“He’s doing a lot to help other players score goals and he’ll just keep plugging until he makes that breakthrough himself.”

Martin Paterson celebrates with Jamie Ward after scoring his sides opening goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier at Windsor Park
Martin Paterson celebrates with Jamie Ward after scoring his sides opening goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier at Windsor Park
 

Paterson has two goals in 16 games for Northern Ireland, while Norwood has won 10 caps and impressed as Portugal were held 1-1 in Porto last October.

Cristiano Ronaldo won his 100th cap for the host country in that game, and Norwood claimed the shirt of his former Manchester United teammate as a memento.