Welling United boss Steve King has moved to further bolster his attacking options with the signing of Matt Paterson from Vanarama National League South rivals Oxford City.
Paterson arrives at Welling with a reputation for scoring goals. The striker has already hit the back of the net six times this season, including one in Welling’s last-gasp 3-2 victory when Oxford visited PVR back in August, and notched 27 goals in all competitions last season on his way to becoming Oxford City Supporters’ Player Of The Season. Paterson also averaged over one goal every two matches during his time in Oxfordshire.
Before Oxford, Paterson also played for Gosport Borough, where he registered 25 goals in 2014/15 before moving to Havant, where he scored over 30 goals in a two-year spell.
The move for Paterson now gives the Wings a wealth of forward options with four players in the squad who have each scored over 20 goals in a season at National South level.
King declared that the capture of the former Scotland U19 international was “the forward that I’ve been waiting for.”
Paterson joins on a contract and will be available for selection this weekend.