Payne leaves Robins door open

Published Add your comment

Football News

Rising star Josh Payne has left Cheltenham and returned to West Ham having completed his three-month loan spell at Whaddon Road.

The midfielder, 18, has lived up to his potential during his temporary stay at the League One club, putting in a string of sterling display's for Martin Allen's side.

Boss Allen added in the Gloucestershire Echo: "I love the boy and I can't heap praise on him enough."

He added: "We all appreciate what he has done and he has come out of the comfort life of Premiership surroundings."

Payne, who has stressed he would consider returning to Cheltenham in the future if he is again sent out by his parent club, made 13 appearances for the Robins and scored one goal, his debut strike in the 2-2 draw against Stockport.

His return to West Ham comes just days after central defender Michael Townsend extended his loan at League Two Barnet into a third month.

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2008, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Bristol City
League One
Premier League
Cheltenham Town
League Two
Michael Townsend

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again