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Sarah rejoined Boro’ this season having played mainly for the Development side in her previous stint. She turned out for the first team on two occasions, both in cup matches, before eventually moving on and performing with current Boro’ players at MK Dons and Herts Vipers. However, as Payne returned she built up her fitness whilst away in Australia for the Women’s World Cup, ready for her season ahead. A cruel twist of fate meant Payne would manage just two appearances this season also after an ACL injury alongside torn meniscus which resulted in a successful surgery in December. Everyone at Boro’ has been thoroughly impressed by the determination and strength shown by Sarah as she continues her rehabilitation, especially as she stepped in as the Strength and Conditioning Coach when the vacancy arose. We can’t wait to see Payno back on the pitch where she belongs next season.