Tranmere Rovers have reached an agreement to sign Stefan Payne on a two-year contract.
The striker’s contract at Bristol Rovers was cancelled by mutual consent earlier today in order for him to link up with Micky Mellon’s side for the 2019/20 campaign.
The 27-year-old has represented Aldershot Town, Gillingham, Barnsley, Shrewsbury Town and Bristol Rovers in the EFL.
Payne played an integral role in helping Shrewsbury reach the EFL Trophy final and the League One Play-Off final during the 2017/18 season, finishing the club’s top goal scorer.
He said: “The manager played a big part in my decision. He told me his ambitions for the season and I am happy it is now done.
“The move has been in the pipeline for a while now. It has been a long off season for me and I can’t wait to get going.”
Manager Micky Mellon added: “I have known Stefan for a long time. He has done very well every time I have watched him play.
“He fits the old style aggressive target man role and we will need that in this division because it is very physical and competitive.
“Stefan is the type of lad that will work his socks off at that end of the football pitch. He will make a good physical contribution alongside getting us that end of the pitch and keeping us there.
“He will hopefully chip in with a fair amount of goals too, so I am really pleased to get someone of his experience into the group. We wanted to get hungry players with points to prove and we have a right healthy mentality throughout the team.”