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Jack hoping to end his Walsall Payne...

Attacker aiming to finally get a positive result against the Saddlers

30 January 2018

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Jack Payne is hoping to finally end his Walsall hoodoo this evening - by playing his part in getting Rovers back on track against the Saddlers.

There was frustration all around after the home draw on Saturday but Rovers have a chance to put things right when Walsall visit Ewood Park.

And t's against a team Jack knows about but doesn't have the best record against having lost twice to them during his time on loan at Oxford United in the first half of the campaign.

"I have played against them twice this season and they weren’t the best of games for us so hopefully it’ll be third time lucky for me against them and a good night all round," Payne said.

"I expect them to sit quite deep. They are low in the table but have some good players.

"We’re at home and in a good position so it’s all about us and executing the gameplan."

And reflecting on the draw with Northampton, it wasn't just Tony Mowbray who felt Rovers deserved more from the clash.

Payne agrees with his boss that the display was good enough, but failure to take those chances resulted in not getting the three points.

"After the first half I felt they didn’t deserve to be in front. They only had one chance. In the second half we put a lot of pressure on Northampton and deserved to get that equalising goal.

"I felt we could have gone on to win it and we come away disappointed to only take a point from the game. Had the game gone on for another five minutes then we may have sneaked the win. I felt we were the much better team."

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