The 27-year-old midfielder joined Charlton this summer from Swindon Town and has made nine outings for Ben Garner’s side, most of them coming off the bench.


Payne has laid on four assists this season for the Addicks and scored his first goal in Charlton colours in a 3-1 defeat against Barnsley last Saturday.



In the 2017/18 season, the midfielder joined Oxford United on loan and scored seven goals, while providing 12 assists, before cutting his loan short with the U’s and joining Blackburn Rovers for the rest of the season.


Charlton will take on Oxford United on Saturday, and Payne has stated that he will relish his opportunity to play against the U’s.



The 27-year-old admitted that he has enjoyed his time with Oxford and believes that he played some of his best football during his short time with the U’s.


Payne is certain that Oxford fans will give him a hard time during the game, but he insisted that he is up for the challenge.



“I really enjoyed my time there [at Oxford]”, Payne told the South London Press.


“I played some of the best football of my career.


“But I then went on to play for their rivals Swindon, so I’m not sure they are keen on me as a person.


“I’ve always enjoyed playing against Oxford and there’s still a few familiar faces I know there.


“I’ll be right up for the weekend.


“I’d rather get the stick. If you’re not getting it you’re probably not doing anything right.


“If you do it’s because you’ve done well for the club.


“If I’d gone there and been a bit of bit-part player then they probably wouldn’t have been too bothered.


“Because I did quite well for them and then went on to do well for Swindon, I don’t think they will be too keen on me. That’s fine, I’ll relish that.”


Charlton are currently in 16th place in the League One table but are undefeated this season at home.