Jamie Paterson has no problem with David Wagner’s squad rotation policy at Huddersfield Town.
But the 24-year-old Nottingham Forest loan forward wouldn’t mind playing more than half of the FA Cup third-round home clash with Reading.
For the former Walsall man has faced the Royals five times, and on three occasions, come off after the first 45 minutes.
It happened in the last two seasons with Forest, and for Town in November, when he scored the opening goal in a 2-2 Championship clash at the Madejski Stadium.
“Reading have been a strange opponent for me. I’ve twice come off at half-time because of injury and once due to not playing well,” he explained.
“Our coach isn’t averse to making changes at half-time, so if I do start, I’ll have to make sure I’m playing my part!”
Paterson, who scored an FA Cup third-round hat trick against West Ham United for Forest two years ago, says the players are comfortable with Wagner’s team tinkering.
“He’s fair with everyone, we all know that’s the way he does things, and it does help maintain freshness among the players,” he added.
“We all know we have to be on our toes both in matches and in training, and the lads who don’t make the starting side know they still have a chance of getting some game time.”
Town are seeking a third successive home win and a third in four games against Brian McDermott’s side.
“I think some teams have struggled with the way we play, and long may that continue,” said Paterson.
“The style suits me down to the ground and I think it’s the same for a lot of the lads. We’re enjoying our football and a few more wins would make things even better.”