WE’VE ALL GOT TO BE AT IT – COLLINS

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By Rich Dore

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

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