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Martin Paterson accepts Charlie Austin's killer instinct in front of goal means he is unlikely to become Burnley's main man in attack.

Last Updated: 04/02/13 at 16:23 Post Comment

Martin Paterson: Understands Austin being Burnley's main striker

Martin Paterson: Understands Austin being Burnley's main striker

But the Northern Ireland international knows he must find the net on a more regular basis having come off the bench to end a three-month goal drought and earn the Clarets a 2-2 draw at Peterborough on Saturday.

"I will possibly have to shoot Charlie to get a game if I'm honest, which I've contemplated!" Paterson joked.

"It's up to me to score more, I'm disappointed with my tally but I'm working away in training and working very hard to rectify that.

"I had a little setback with a tight thigh a couple of weeks ago and to be out of the team is frustrating.

"Things like Saturday make it worthwhile, if you come on and score the goal. I've helped the team and that means the world to me."

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