NI striker Martin Paterson wants to keep on improving

Northern Ireland striker Martin Paterson says every international game offers him an opportunity to continue improving his game.

The Huddersfield Town forward will not be able to continue his burgeoning partnership with strike partner Jamie Ward against Turkey on Friday night, as the Derby County player misses the friendly because of injury.

"When you are playing for your country there are no such thing as friendlies, you have to try your hardest and compete," said Paterson.