Payne is serving the second game of his three-match suspension after he was dismissed for a late challenge on Stevenage’s Alex Samuel.
Dennon Lewis and Ibrahim Meite have returned to Watford and Cardiff respectively following the end of their loan spells.
Elsewhere, there are no fresh injury concerns for manager Harry Kewell to contend with.
Barnet remain without a host of first-team players for their trip to Sussex.
Goalkeeper Jamie Stephens (hamstring) has not featured since Boxing Day, with Craig Ross set to continue in his absence.
Defender Harry Taylor (metatarsal) and forward Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (knee) will also be unavailable to manager Mark McGhee.
Full-back Andre Blackman should be fit to feature after coming off early in the Bees’ last game, but long-term absentees Elliott Johnson (knee) and Dave Tarpey (knee) are out.
Former Swansea caretaker boss Alan Curtis believes Carlos Carvalhal deserves great credit for the impact he has had at the club.
West Ham have issued life bans to five pitch invaders who came onto the playing surface in the defeat to Burnley last time out.
Brighton centre-half Shane Duffy says his game has come on leaps and bounds thanks to Chris Hughton and Martin O'Neill.
Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook says he is ready to take his chance with England should he be handed his senior debut.
Tottenham will have to make a massive offer to land Wilfried Zaha, according to former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan.
Nigel Clough believes keeping Burton in the Championship this season will surpass the achievements of last term's survival.
Garry Monk has challenged his Birmingham players to maintain the high standards they set when beating Hull in their last league game.
Former manager Mark Warburton claims Rangers need to be patient with Graeme Murty or suffer the 'same old problems'.