Gillingham boss urges striker Stefan Payne to believe

Andy Hessenthaler
Hessenthaler's side are currently seventh in League Two

Gillingham boss Andy Hessenthaler says striker Stefan Payne needs to believe in himself more, if he is to become a first-team regular.

Payne has started just two games since his move from Fulham in 2010.

Hessenthaler told BBC Radio Kent: "I've chatted to him. He knows what I think and what he has to do. We believe in him, that's why we brought him in.

"He's got to bring some self-belief, not just on a Saturday, but I want to see it in training during the week."

The majority of the 20-year-old's appearances for Gillingham have come from the bench.

He came on as a substitute to score the winner in Gillingham's 3-2 victory over Bournemouth in their FA Cup second round replay.

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