WE’VE ALL GOT TO BE AT IT – COLLINS
DANNY Collins says there is no room for passengers in the Grimsby Town squad this season.
The former Wales international was part of a Mariners side that threatened to make the play-offs in their first season back in the Football League, but eventually fell away to finish 14th.
Collins, 37 today, signed a new one-year deal at Blundell Park this summer and believes that every player must be counted if the club are to achieve their play-off ambitions.
“Last year there was a bit too much of a Jekyll and Hyde about us,” said Collins. “Especially towards the end of the season.
“Cheltenham, Barnet, where we sort of go there and within 10 to 15 minutes I could see we were carrying too many players and we weren’t at it enough.
“The gaffer (Russell Slade) has obviously spotted that with Wilko (assistant boss Paul Wilkinson) and mentioned it in as many words, and we need to be at it.
“We need eight, nine, ten players who are going to be there. You may be able to carry one or two, but you can’t carry three or four on the away trips.”
MESSAGE: Danny Collins