Following the confirmation of James Blanchfield, another player who has agreed terms for the 2021/22 season is full-back Joe Payne.

Despite signing for the club back in February, the former Barnet defender has only made one appearance due to the National League South being null and voided. However, Payne completed a full 90 minutes in the FA Trophy Final at Wembley Stadium, where he put in a brilliant performance.

How are you enjoying your time at the club?

“Obviously due to Covid-19, things got put on hold which was a big shame. Though, for the time I’ve been here, I’ve really enjoyed training and playing games and being involved around the club.”

How well have you settled into the squad? 

“Everyone’s welcomed me into the club! I’ve really enjoyed every second of it and I’m buzzing for the new season ahead.”

What was it like making your debut at the home of English football?

“It was a crazy experience, especially due to the fact is was my debut for the club.  

“Despite the result, it was a very good experience and I’m hoping for more days like that in the future at Concord.”

How are you feeling about the upcoming season?

“I’m really excited to get started. Hopefully we get to finish the whole season.

“But I’m really looking forward to getting my head down and winning some games of football.”