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Payne: Mellon's ambition for TRFC persuaded me to sign!

28 June 2019

Forward Stefan Payne admits the ambitions of manager Micky Mellon convinced him to sign for Tranmere Rovers on a two-year deal.

The Londoner makes the switch to Prenton Park after leaving Bristol Rovers and the striker admitted the opportunity to join TRFC was an easy decision to make. 

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.

 "I have played against a few of the lads before when I was at Dover. I played in the National League against Tranmere and the fans were hostile and they got onto you, so I am glad I am now representing and playing for them!"

The 27-year-old has outlined what he wants to achieve at TRFC next season, and Payne feels Rovers can be challenging at the top end of a division which will also have the likes of Sunderland, Bolton Wanderers and Portsmouth, sides who have all competed at Premier League level in the past decade.

Payne continued: “Spirits will be high so hopefully we can continue that and do it in League One and I’m hungry as ever to get it going again this year.

“We have what it takes as a squad to do well in this league and try  to go and get promoted.”

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