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Collins Joins The Mariners

12 September 2016

GRIMSBY Town Football Club are pleased to announce the signing of former Wales International, Danny Collins until January 2017.

The 36-year-old made his professional debut for Chester City on Boxing Day 2001, where he made over 70 appearances in 3 seasons for the club. During his period at the club, he enjoyed a loan spell at Vauxhall Motors, where he established himself as a centre-back, from an attacker. 

In 2004, Collins made the move up north to Sunderland, where he earned himself a Championship winners medal, as well as being rewarded with a call up to the Welsh National Team, where he went on to represent the country on 12 occasions. During a successful period at the club, Danny made over 150 appearances for the Black Cats in 5 years at the club, where he also won the Fans' Player of the Year award in 2008 and 2009.

On 1st September 2009, Collins made the switch to Premier League rivals, Stoke City where he made his debut at home against Chelsea in a 2-1 defeat. During his time at the Potters, Collins enjoyed loan spells at Ipswich Town and West Ham United in 2011 & 2012 respectively, where he helped the Hammers in their first season back in the top flight. 

During his 3 year spell at Stoke, he made over 50 appearances before making the move to Championship side, Nottingham Forest. In the 2012-13 season, Collins was an ever-present, making 43 appearances during the season which ended in heartbreak as they missed out on the play-offs on the final day of the season. After 3 years and over 70 appearances for Forest, Danny made the move to Rotherham United, where he made 24 appearances during the 2015-16 season. 

Danny will be available for selection by manager Paul Hurst for our home fixture vs. Crewe Alexandra this Saturday.

You can catch Danny Collins' first interview exclusively on Mariners PlayerHD later this evening.     

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