Gillingham boss Martin Allen opens the door for midfielder Jack Payne to leave Priestfield
Gillingham midfielder Jack Payne has been made
available for transfer.
Boss Martin Allen has made the decision after
being unable to guarantee the 20-year-old regular first team
Allen revealed the decision on the club’s
website on Friday.
He said: “I feel his opportunities here are
Payne (pictured) has featured in the
majority of the club’s matches this season and started the last
He came through the youth ranks, being
promoted to the senior side early on, after excelling as a
agreed a contract extension under previous boss Andy
Hessenthaler almost exactly a year ago, extending it by two years,
until the summer of 2015.
But Allen feels his future now lies away from
He added: “At times I have to make tough
decisions but I have to do what is best for the football club and I
feel this will be best for Jack in the long term.”
Payne has made 15 appearances this season and has scored
Picture: Barry Goodwin
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