Jack Payne: Peterborough United sign Gillingham midfielder

Jack Payne

Peterborough United have signed midfielder Jack Payne from Gillingham for an undisclosed fee.

The news was revealed on Twitterexternal-link by Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony.

"Some good news non striker related. Pleased to announce Jack Payne has signed a 4 yr deal with us. Quality acquisition Poshies," he said.

Payne, 21, played 14 games for Peterborough during a loan spell last season during the club's unsuccessful fight to avoid relegation.

"I'm pleased we as a club continue to purchase top quality young league talent which in turn sees FL clubs benefit financially.

"Jack P will only enhance our already strong squad as we work towards competing for league 1 honours," MacAnthony's tweets continued.external-link

Gillingham's website later confirmed the departure of Payne, who made 113 appearances for the Kent club, scoring six goals, after starting his career with them as a trainee.