Swindon Town have confirmed that they have confirmed that they have signed midfielder Jack Payne from Lincoln City.
The 25-year-old has agreed a two-year deal at the County Ground.
Swindon Town Confirm the Signing of Jack Payne
Joining a League One Rival
Payne has left Lincoln to join the Robins, who were promoted to League One last season.
The 25-year-old spent just one season at the LNER Stadium. After joining on a free transfer from Blackburn Rovers, he made 30 appearances for the Imps, scoring two goals.
However, he did not feature for Michael Appleton’s side beyond February 1. He soon quickly fell down the pecking order, and as a result, has been allowed to leave the club.
Payne is an experienced figure at League One level. He has individual spells with Southend United, Oxford United, Blackburn Rovers and Bradford City in the third division.
It was at Southend where he was rewarded with a move to the Championship. Payne scored nine goals and registered five assists in the 2015/16 season, and was subsequently signed by Huddersfield Town
However, he failed to make a regular impact with the Terries. As a result, he soon quickly returned to League One.
What Was Said?
Speaking to the official Swindon Town website upon his arrival, Payne said:“I’m excited to be here, to get things sorted early. Can’t wait to get started.
“I know a couple of the lads here and I know how well they did last year. I’ve heard about the way the team play and the way the manager wants to play, and I think it suits me perfectly.”
“Swindon are an attacking team and like to go forward and make chances to score goals which is what I want to be doing. There’s a lot of good players here which helps, and I look forward to playing with them.”
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