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Payne pleased to seal Rovers switch

Jack admits he can't wait to get started at the club after signing from Huddersfield today

16 January 2018

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New Rovers recruit Jack Payne couldn't hide his delight after putting pen to paper on a loan deal until the end of the season.

Payne spent the first half of this season on loan at Oxford and is seen as a coup from manager Tony Mowbray, who now has a fine array of attacking options to choose from.

The 23-year-old is now looking forward to meeting his new team-mates and showing everyone connected with the club what he can do in blue-and-white.

"I'm really pleased to get this opportunity to move to a really great club and I can't wait to get going here," Payne told iFollow Rovers at the Senior Training Centre.

"The last few days have been hectic to be honest. I heard about the move and it's been done really quickly, which is all good from my side of things.

"I heard Rovers were interested, Huddersfield were proactive about it and I'm really excited to join a club doing well in the league and playing some good football."

And Payne has memories of Rovers' strengths from the clash at Oxford United in November.

Rovers flew out of the traps to go 3-0 up within the opening 20 minutes before winning 4-2 and Payne admits that impressive performance has stuck in his mind.

"Rovers were one of the best teams we played at Oxford - if not the best," he added. "I'd have been silly to have turned down an opportunity like this.

"I heard good things about the training ground before I came here, but it's exceeded my expectations. It looks good and it seems to be never ending, so it will take me a few days to get used to it!"

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