Midfielder Jack Payne says he may not have played his last game for Gillingham despite departure to Peterborough on loan
by Luke Cawdell
A whirlwind week saw Gills
youngster Jack Payne clinch a loan deal with Championship side
Payne signed on loan at
Peterborough last Friday – days after a possible move to Crystal
Palace fell through – but he admits he still has much to prove.
He needs to impress to earn himself
a permanent deal with his new club or he may find himself back at
"I loved it at Gills but there is
nothing to say I won’t go back because I am only on loan and there
is nothing set yet," said the 20-year-old from Cliffe.
"My loan finishes in May and I will
be on my way back down anyway for the summer. I could be in
pre-season as normal. We will just have to wait and see.
"If I do well, then maybe
Peterborough will offer me something but if not, it could open the
door for other places as well. It is a chance for me to play at
this level and get games under my belt."
Payne gets his first chance to
shine on Saturday when Peterborough host Burnley.
"It is a good move for me and to be
jumping up two leagues is something I couldn’t turn down," said
"I haven’t played as many games as
I would have liked this season at Gillingham and so this was just a
move that suited both parties and it’s an opportunity for me
"I just want to get going and play
now for Peterborough. I have had a couple of training sessions and
the boys have made me feel welcome and haven’t left me out of
anything. I just want to get on with it."
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pull on a Gills shirt again? Have your say below.
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