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Ginger Pele offered new chance

Tony Pulis has reportedly contacted James Collins over his availability to join him at Middlesborough.

Pullis is eager to overhaul Boro’s squad this summer and he believes 34-year-old Collins would fit the bill as his experience would be invaluable in the Championship.

It remains to be seen if the ‘Ginger Pele’ would be willing to move North East at this point of his career and uproot his family.  

In May West Ham confirmed that James Collins will leave the Club when his contract expires on 30 June. Collins will depart having made 214 appearances across two spells spanning ten seasons in Claret and Blue.

The centre-half, who turns 35 in August, initially joined the Hammers from Cardiff City alongside close friend Danny Gabbidon in July 2005, making his debut in a League Cup second-round victory at Sheffield Wednesday in September of the same year. He initially spent four years in east London before moving to Aston Villa.

The former Wales international returned to West Ham in the summer of 2012 and established himself as a regular starter under Sam Allardyce following the Club’s promotion to the Premier League.

Collins’ final appearance saw him don the captain’s armband for the last few minutes of the Hammers’ 3-1 Premier League win over Allardyce’s Everton on 13 May 2018.

About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter