James Collins hopes to stay in London when his contract with West Ham ends this summer. The chances of a contract extension appear to be fading and even a six-month extension looks unlikely as it stands unless he is prepared to sign up for a pay as you play deal.
Ginge is said to be settled in the capital and therefore a bid from a London based Championship team such as Fulham, Millwall, Brentford or QPR is a possibility or possibly Charlton Athletic in League One. Brighton showed interest in January but it remains to be seen if the interest holds up this summer for the 34-year-old who will turn 35 at the start of the next season.
The Welshman has played 170 league appearances in a Hammers shirt with a further 17 substitutions scoring 6 goals. In the FA Cup he has played 12 times scoring a further three goals for West Ham while he has made another 14 appearances in the League cup and other competitions to make his total appearances as an Iron reach 213.
Strikes me as the type of character who would make a great defensive coach…..