Gold thrilled with Bilic decision

james-collins-435648David Gold is delighted that Slaven Bilic insisted that James Collins was offered a new deal at the club.

Ginge goes back to his former club Villa this afternoon clearly wanting to celebrate the two year deal with a much needed victory.

And Gold – speaking exclusively to ClaretandHugh – said: “If there was ever a player who deserved it James is that man. His dedication to this club has been immense and he couldn’t be more pleased. I’m delighted for him.

“Slaven made the decision and we are all pleased to bits because we love Ginge and it means he will probably see his career out with us.”

Ginge spent three years at Villa between his two spells for the Irons and a win up there this afternoon would be a perfect Christmas present for him and the team.”

Gold said: “He’s shown such enormous application and was immense against Swansea. He is the perfect role model for the young players at the club. A real club man.”


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