The only issue is that we have given Jack a free role which has only really worked when sacrificing a second striker. You need everyone else to be disciplined, which is why we've struggled when Hall or van Kessel have played.
Jack is a great player, as was Maguire, but their individual success can be at the expense of the team. If we are to get better players, we need to find away to fit Payne into the team before we splash out on him.
It happens and it's understandable. A big surprise we managed to get a player of that quality in the first place so I came to terms with losing him this month the day he signed and it was clear there was this recall option.
If he goes back out on loan to another L1 team I will be a bit shitty with Huddersfield but other than that I get it.
On his day a brilliant player but if wasn't his day could be utterly anonymous.
Playing in a 4-4-2, he didn't really fit naturally so hopefully we can replace him with another wide player (unless Pep is going to use Napa more instead). This may free up Rob Hall more within the team should he get back from injury.
I thought I would be bothered by this but I'm a bit meh about it tbh and not bothered. The reason I think is it possibly opens the tactical options up. Now to re-sign Chris Maguire.