JAMIE PATERSON is staying at Huddersfield Town for the rest of the season – and possibly beyond.
That’s the word from PPG Canalside amid reports Brentford are showing an interest in the on-loan Nottingham Forest forward.
Sources have confirmed the loan deal for Paterson, under contract at Forest until 2018, runs for the whole campaign.
And a clause gives Town an option to make the deal permanent.
Paterson was signed on the final day of the August transfer window.
After an inconsistent start, he has hit form under head coach David Wagner.
The Coventry-born player, who worked under current Brentford boss Dean Smith at Walsall, has scored five times in 20 games (13 starts) for Town.
Three of those goals have come in his last five outings.
Town were interested in Paterson when he joined Forest from Walsall for £1m in July 2013.
He did well under Billy Davies at the City Ground but fell out of favour when Stuart Pearce took over.
And he has struggled to secure a regular place in current manager Dougie Freedman’s plans.
“There is a deal in the loan agreement that Huddersfield can take him permanently,” said Freedman.
“But I have not heard any noises about that from their end.
“There was a fee agreed in there, which stood until January 5 – then, after that, the fee goes up a little bit.
“They do have an option to buy him, whether they take that up or not, we will see.
“He has scored a few goals lately, but there is no news there, from Huddersfield, at the minute.”
Brentford are said to be looking at potential replacements in case Alan Judge is sold before the transfer window closes at 11pm next Monday, February 1.
Sheffield Wednesday and Burnley have had bids for Judge rejected.<p/>