Crawley Town linked with former Southampton striker

In-form Borough striker Matt Paterson Picture: Dave Haines
In-form Borough striker Matt Paterson Picture: Dave Haines
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Crawley Town have been reported as being interested in signing Gosport Borough striker Matt Paterson.

The former Scotland under-19s international is believed to be being considered by Reds boss Dean Saunders who is keen to add to his squad.

Paterson came up through Bournemouth’s and Southampton’s Youth systems and this season has scored 17 goals in league and cup matches.

He has played for Southend, Stockport and Hamilton Academicals and in 2013 helped Burton Albion reach the League 2 play-offs.

Paterson scored a goal for Southampton against Millwall in Southampton’s first game of the 2009–10 campaign.

Crawley’s League One rivals Swindon Town are one of the other clubs understood to be trying to sign the Non-League star.