Town confirm no Payne for next season

Shelton Payne, pictured here against Stockport last weekend, will not be staying at the Shay
Shelton Payne, pictured here against Stockport last weekend, will not be staying at the Shay

Trialists Shelton Payne and Charlie Binns will not be offered deals at the club, manager Neil Aspin has confirmed.

Payne has re-signed for last season’s Blue Square North winners Hyde, who released him earlier in the summer, while Binns, who was released from York City, has also been told his future does not lie with the Shaymen.

Both players made two appearances on loan for Town in pre-season.

Aspin said: “We weren’t in a position to offer Shelton Payne anything so he has dropped out and young Charlie Binns from York has been let go because I think it will be difficult for him to get into the team with the midfield players that we have in front of him.

“That’s why we take players on trial, to have a look at, but if you get better quality players in that pushes the bar up and you’ve got to be a good player to get into this squad.”

He also confirmed that Conor Qualter would be signing for the Shaymen, and that the futures of Jason Jarrett, Paul Marshall and Luke O’Brien would be resolved soon.

“I definitely want to keep Conor. He’s a young lad and he has proved that he can play at this level. He’s acquitted himself well and is somebody I want to keep.

“You don’t have to be a genius to see that Jason Jarrett and Paul Marshall have played league football so they can play at this level but we’ll have to see what develops because we’re still a couple of bodies short,” he added.