Skip to main contentAccess keys helpA-Z index

watch listen BBC Sport BBC Sport
Low graphics|Help
---------------
---------------
CHOOSE A SPORT
 
RELATED BBC SITES
Last Updated: Thursday, 15 November 2007, 16:58 GMT
Paterson thrilled with NI call-up
Martin Paterson
Martin Paterson is part of the NI squad for the first time
N Ireland v Denmark
Windsor Park, Belfast
Saturday, 17 November
Kick-off: 1945 GMT
Live coverage: BBC2 NI; BBC Radio Ulster (MW only 1341 & 873 AM)
Coverage: BBC Sport website, highlights on MOTD, BBC ONE (2220 GMT)

Scunthorpe striker Martin Paterson says he is thrilled to be included in the Northern Ireland squad for the first time for the upcoming Euro qualifiers.

The 20-year-old said: "It took a while to sink in but it really is an honour.

"I have had a quick look round Windsor Park for the first time and it is great to be here. It's been a whirlwind since moving to Scunthorpe in the summer.

"To earn my first cap on Saturday would mean the world to me but it's about the team and getting the right result."

606: DEBATE

Paterson qualifies for Northern Ireland through his late grandfather and knows the importance of the matches at home to Denmark on Saturday and away to Spain four days later.

"It would be nice to carry our hopes of qualification into the last game and have something to play for when we go to play Spain on Wednesday.

"At the moment I am just enjoying it, learning things off David (Healy) and it's an honour to be around these lads," he added.

Paterson has scored seven times for Scunthorpe this season.



SEE ALSO
Defender Evans back in NI squad
13 Nov 07 |  Internationals


RELATED BBC LINKS:

RELATED INTERNET LINKS:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

BBC PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
Daily and weekly e-mails | Mobiles | Desktop Tools | News Feeds | Interactive Television | Downloads
Sport Homepage | Football | Cricket | Rugby Union | Rugby League | Tennis | Golf | Motorsport | Boxing | Athletics | Snooker | Horse Racing | Cycling | Disability Sport | Olympics 2012 | Other Sport...

Video and Audio | Scores & Fixtures | Have Your Say | TV/Radio Schedule

Fun and Games | Question of Sport | Photo Galleries

Northern Ireland | Scotland | Wales

Help | Privacy & Cookies Policy | News sources | About the BBC | Contact us | Advertise with us