Nottingham Forest will take on Swansea City this weekend and the Reds must be wary of a man with a point to prove.

The Reds head to South Wales in positive spirits having defeated Peterborough 2-0 last Saturday.

It will be the first time Steve Cooper has come up against Swansea since his departure from the Liberty Stadium in the summer.

In the Swansea ranks there be a player who will be desperate to get one over on Forest; the Reds actually tried to sign him during the summer.

Forest Paterson
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Jamie Paterson has hit some really strong form since earning a one-year deal in South Wales.

His form has been so good that he’s on the verge of being offered a new contract by Russell Martin who has raved about his form.

Forest signed Paterson as a youngster in 2013 from Walsall. He played 69 times for the club, scoring 14 goals and claiming 15 assists.

Back then Paterson was often viewed as a winger and a backup option at that. Chances came at a premium and naturally he struggled for consistency.

The highlight of his time at Forest was undoubtedly a hat-trick against West Ham in the FA Cup as the Reds won 5-0.

After that game, Andy Reid raved about him, saying that the sky was the limit as far as his potential goes.

Paterson left Forest permanently in 2016 for Bristol City. After being released in the summer was snapped up by Swansea.

Quality: Forest must beware Paterson who is bang in form

The 29-year-old has scored eight goals and registered four assists this season, bagging twice in his last three games.

Despite playing on the wing at Forest; Paterson is now established as an attacking midfielder in the number 10 role.

Forest Paterson
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It’s where he has played all season and he looks set to play there again at the weekend against Forest.

The Reds haven’t lost away since August and are yet to taste defeat away from the City Ground under Cooper.

With that in mind, whether or not Forest can extend their unbeaten run will largely depend on whether Paterson can be kept quiet this weekend.

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