Oxford United are pleased to announce the signing of attacking midfielder Jack Payne on a season-long loan from Huddersfield Town.
The 22-year-old Londoner began his career at Southend United, scoring his first senior goal against the U’s back in 2014 and sweeping the board at Southend’s Player of the Season awards in the 2015/16 season. That earned him a move to Huddersfield where he made a total of 28 appearances last season as they won promotion to the Premier League from the Championship
He joins the U’s in time to be involved in the friendly at Leeds tomorrow and Manager Pep Clotet said:
"We’ve been monitoring Jack’s situation for a while. I know him well and followed his progress in the Championship last season and the club also had good reports on him from his time at Southend, so we're delighted to see him joining the squad. He fits the profile of what we want here: exciting, talented young players who are hungry to do well, mixed with experienced professionals to help them and the side, develop.
"Jack likes to operate in the ‘number 10’ role, his attributes make him an exciting player who's able to link up and operate very well in attacking positions and that offers us one or two very interesting options up front. He is a good player who works hard, never gives up, and who we believe the fans will take to straight away.”