Payne growing after goal

Josh Payne marked his debut for Wycombe Wanderers with a stunning 25-yard strike but then still insisted he had had a "bad game."

Payne joined the Chairboys on an initial one-month loan deal last week and went straight into Gary Waddock's side for the League One visit to Southend United on Saturday. The 19-year-old midfielder then suitably marked his arrival with a 64th-minute equaliser in a 1-1 draw.

"That was one of my bad games and I needed the goal," Payne said. "I'll take the goal, but everything else was slack from me and I've got to get used to it. You are only as good as your last game, so I can only get better.

"They boys and I needed something positive from the game. The goal got us back on our feet and following that we looked like we were going to win it."

Payne has already enjoyed a debut goal at another loan club after registering in his first game with Cheltenham Town last season.

"I never normally score. However, when I was at Cheltenham I also scored a debut goal - it must be one of those things. I'm not really a goalscorer but I'll take that one.

"It was nice to get the boys back in the match in my first game for the club."

Payne and his new team-mates will next be in action on Saturday, when they travel to Bristol Rovers. Wycombe sit 23rd in the League One standings, seven points from safety with 18 matches remaining.

Another of West Ham's loanees, Holmar Orn Eyjolfsson, will hope to be involved when his KSV Roeselare side attempt to overturn a 3-2 first-leg deficit against KV Kortrijk in the quarter finals of the Belgian Cup on Wednesday evening.

Finally, Andrea Zola will hope to make his Grays Athletic debut when Julian Dicks's side go to Kidderminster Harriers in the Blue Square Premier on Tuesday night. The manager's son has joined the Essex club on a month-long contract.