Portsmouth, Doncaster Rovers and MK Dons are all keeping tabs on the situation surrounding Jack Payne at Swindon Town due to a relegation release clause in the attacker’s contract, a source has revealed to Football League World.
Payne has scored four goals this season for Swindon and has registered a further five assists for the club, despite their ongoing struggles in League One.
Football League World understand that if Swindon suffer relegation this season, there’s a release clause in the 26-year-old’s contract at the County Ground that would allow him to leave for free.
We understand that Portsmouth, Doncaster and MK Dons are on alert to that situation and could well make a move to sign Payne.
However, they may not be alone, with national reports previously stating that Barnsley were also interested in a deal for the former Huddersfield Town, Blackburn Rovers and Lincoln City player.
That deal that could potentially take Payne to Oakwell was described as a ‘bargain’, which fits with a relegation on the cards for Swindon.
John Sheridan left Swindon following the weekend’s defeat to AFC Wimbledon, with a 4-1 loss the club’s ninth in 11 fixtures.
That leaves Swindon rooted to the foot of the table on 37 points, seven points adrift of safety with only four fixtures remaining.