Payne: We're building something with the fans

Jack Payne playing against Barnsley

Jack Payne applauded Charlton’s support after the Addicks' 2-0 win against Barnsley in SE7 and believes a connection is growing between the club's players and fans.

The Addicks have built some positive momentum since the turn of the year, winning three league games in a row.

Speaking to CharltonTV after the game, Payne said: “I think the last few games have had a bit of a different feel - since the new year really. Three league wins in a row and obviously Tuesday [against Manchester United at Old Trafford] was a great experience. 

"It feels like we're building something with the fans, there is a special connection. Tuesday night after the game was a special moment. To follow that up today, hopefully we can keep improving that relationship.”

Payne set up Tyreece Campbell for the Addicks' 19th-minute opener, repaying the young winger after Campbell assisted Payne in Charlton’s 4-1 victory over Coalville Town earlier this season.

“I picked up the second ball and played TC in,” he explained. “I know his pace. He set me up earlier in the season so it was nice to pay him back. Once he went through I was so confident he was going to score. I’m really pleased for him.”

Payne was pleased to see his side pick up a third win in a row.

“It was huge. We said in the dressing room that going from the highs of playing at Old Trafford to coming here back into the league - it was massive that we showed good character. It wasn’t the greatest performance but to dig in and get the three points is a huge statement.”

The Addicks return to The Valley on January 28th for the visit of Bolton Wanderers. Click here to purchase your tickets.

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