Stags skipper Collins signs new contract

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Mansfield Town captain Lee Collins has signed a new deal at the club.

The former Northampton Town man was named as the Manager’s Player of the Season at the club’s Annual Awards Dinner and has now committed his future to the Stags after a solid campaign at One Call Stadium.

After picking up an injury prior to the beginning of the 2015/16 season, Collins was forced to bide his time to secure a place in the Stags’ starting XI due to the good form of Krystian Pearce and Ryan Tafazolli.

It wasn’t until the middle of October when Collins got a run in the side following the suspension of fellow defender Pearce, before being made captain after the departure of Nicky Hunt to Leyton Orient in January.

The 27-year-old Wolverhampton Wanderers Academy product made 32 starts in all competitions for Adam Murray’s side last season, showing his versatility by playing at centre-back, right-back and defensive midfield. 
“I’m delighted to have signed and am already looking forward to next season,” said Collins.

“We enjoyed a productive campaign in 2015-16 and will aim to go one better next season.”
The new deal will run from July 1 and is subject to Football League approval.