Collins lays his Irons ambition on line


collinsJames Collins has become the great West ham survivor and has one more target to reach as a Hammer.

He is determined to end his career in professional football at the London Stadium!

Speaking to the official site the Ginger Pele said: “To think I’ve been a part of this club for nearly ten years now is incredible

“It’s been a major part of my life – I met my wife here, so my family are from the area, and I’m a very lucky boy to have been at such a good club for so long. And hopefully it can continue.

“I’d love to finish my career here. I’m 33 now, but I felt at the end of last season that I was playing as well as I ever have.

“I’ve come back for pre-season fit, I’m lucky that I haven’t had any really major injuries in my career, and I feel really good.”

“I’m going into the last year of my contract, but I believe there is a lot of football left in me at this level and I’d love to stay here for years to come.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • Michael Miller says:

    Good lad, great attitude, a 100% trier – I wish we had ten more like him!

    • dannyboi85 says:

      Would love to see him retire here may not be the best player but you can’t buy players with his heart and desire

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    I echo those replies, would love to see Ginge stay and in the future coach at the club, many defenders these days seem to be more focused on playing football than the techniques of defending, he is a decent footballer too but above all he is a great defender.

  • JRS says:

    Agree with other posters he is a class act leaves of all on the pitch and honestly his leadership and Ability saved UA in defence last season. Without him would have been rough.
    That said we still need another CB with Reid and Ogbonna Injury prone playing back 3 most likely even if Bilic keeps Rice in squad we will still need another CB. Hopefully someone good on the Ball and some years left. Good championship CB like Tom Lees would be nice add

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