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Dover Athletic manager Chris Kinnear snaps up former Gillingham striker Stefan Payne on free transfer from AFC Hornchurch

03 June 2014
by Richard Harvey

Former Gillingham striker Stefan Payne has become Dover manager Chris Kinnear’s first new signing of the summer.

The 22-year-old, who played 27 times for Gills, has signed a one-year deal after joining Whites on a free transfer from AFC Hornchurch.

Payne scored 31 goals in 46 appearances for The Urchins last season.

Former Gills striker Stefan Payne (right, in action for Ebbsfleet), has joined Dover on a free transfer from AFC Hornchurch. Picture Andy Payton FM2447594

Former Gills striker Stefan Payne (right, in action for Ebbsfleet), has joined Dover on a free transfer from AFC Hornchurch. Picture: Andy Payton FM2447594

He started his career at Croydon, before joining Sutton United in 2009, scoring a hat-trick on his debut.

Payne then signed for Fulham in 2009 before Andy Hessenthaler signed him while he was boss of Gills in 2010.

Payne scored one goal in his time at Gills, in the 6–1 win at Hereford in 2011.

He then had spells at Braintree Town, Aldershot Town, Sutton United, Macclesfield Town and Ebbsfleet United before joining Hornchurch last year.

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