JACK Payne has revealed he is open to an Ewood Park return if a deal can be struck between Rovers and his parent club Huddersfield Town.

The midfielder signed off his loan spell in East Lancashire with a well-taken winner against Oxford United in the final game of the League One campaign.

And the 23-year-old, who has another year remaining on his contract with the Terriers, admitted he would welcome a Rovers return.

He told the Lancashire Telegraph: "I have really enjoyed my time here, I think it is a great club, a massive club and it can help me improve if I was to come back here so we will see what happens."

Payne added: "I am finished for the summer, I have another year at Huddersfield so I am not too sure what will happen in the summer.

"I will speak to Huddersfield and see what their plans are.

"For now I am just going to enjoy the promotion and then see what the plans are for next season."

Payne has featured mainly as a substitute since moving to Rovers but said he had enjoyed working under boss Tony Mowbray and his backroom staff, believing they can help him him improve his game further.

"He is a very good manager," Payne said of the Ewood chief. "And all the staff have been really helpful with me and worked on my game so I have relished working with them."

Payne made 18 appearances for Rovers, seven from the start, and the former Southend United man admitted he was delighted to have achieved the promotion aim he had when he signed for the club in January.

"Promotion is what we set out to do so we are really pleased with the season and we will look forward to the next one," he added.

Payne's goal against Oxford meant that he had found the net for Rovers against the U's and for the U's against Rovers having scored in the Kassam Stadium encounter in November, although it was a statistic the playmaker hadn't realised.

"I didn't even realise that! I will enjoy that," he said.

Payne came off the bench on Saturday with 16 minutes remaining and within two minutes cut inside from the right and fired home past Simon Eastwood into the roof of the net.

"It was the perfect story for me," he added. "Especially against my old team Oxford where I had a great time. The occasion was perfect, the last day of the season so to come on and score the winner was great for me."

Meanwhile, Rovers captain Charlie Mulgrew has been nominated for the Bristol Street Motors Player of the Month award for April.

The Scotland international is up against Charlton Athletic stopper Ben Amos, Blackpool's ex-Rovers striker Nathan Delfouneso, Wigan pair Will Grigg and Michael Jacobs and Southend United frontman Theo Robinson.