"I’m trying to stick to the positives, which is the fact I am getting started and being consistent in a lot of innings."
One Blue that is already beginning to show signs of stardom is youngster Jason Sangha, with whom Patterson has worked in order to help the 19-year-old find his feet at Shield level.
"He’s fit in seamlessly. It feels like he’s been around for a while, he’s been around for two or three years now on a contract," Patterson said.
"It’s great to see him with the group full-time, he’s an exciting cricketer, he’s not just a batsman, he’s got some really handy leg-spinners, great hands in the field and he’s a good slipper.