Bristol Rovers set to make a move, says Jim Paterson
Jim Paterson is confident that Bristol Rovers are ready to make real progress up the League Two table on the run-in towards Christmas.
The Pirates have suffered from a lethargic start to the campaign and are currently just two places above the relegation zone after 11 games of the season.
A recent run of form that has seen Mark McGhee's side lose just one of their last six games, however, has served to build confidence inside the camp.
Rovers will attempt to continue their resurgence when Torquay arrive at the Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
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Paterson said: "We're looking forward to every game. Torquay are a good side; we saw that last season, but we're on a good run of form ourselves and we'll be looking to pick up as many points as we can over the next few weeks.
"We didn't start the season in the way we would have liked to and even now, after a few good performances, there is still a lot of work to be done.
"We've lost big players in Matty (Harrold), who got 19 goals last season and now we've lost our captain (Matt Gill).
"It is unfortunate, but injuries are part and parcel of football and we just have to get on with it. We'd like to get ourselves up the table as quickly as we can, but I don't really look at the league table at this stage of the season.
"There is still another 30-odd games or so and I'd like to think we'll make good progress between now and the end of the year."
Paterson has declared himself fit to return to action despite being withdrawn with concussion during the 1-1 draw at Burton last weekend.
"I'm fine," he said. "I felt a bit sick after taking a knock on the head, but I wanted to carry on. I thought we did enough to win the game. We've been confident away from home and we've continued that.
"I think the Northampton victory the week before was really important for us because it gave us something to build on and now we need to slowly keeping adding points every week."
The club, meanwhile, are making a number of special offers on ticket prices for the final game at the Memorial Stadium before Christmas.
Prices have been slashed around the ground for the visit of Rotherham on Saturday, December 22. Terrace tickets plus the South Stand have been reduced to £10 (adults) and £1 (concessions – U16s, 65+ and students with NUS cards).
Seats in the stands elsewhere have been reduced to £15 (adults) and £5 (concessions). Season ticket holders can also bring a friend along for free.
Chairman Nick Higgs said: "We want to offer the fans a little thank you for your support this year – and thought this would be an ideal Christmas present.
"We know money is tight at the moment, especially around Christmas, so we hope this offer helps bring a few more people to the game.
"We want to make sure no- one is left out, and we think we have come up with an offer that will appeal to everyone."