Date: 20th June 2014 at 5:23pm
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James Collins has just made his first return to the Greenhous Meadow following his move from Hibernian, and he’s declared he’s glad to be back at the club that gave him his first real chance in professional football.

Having joined us initially from Aston Villa as a highly rated youngster in their youth ranks, he has now returned on a two year deal with an option of a further 12 months, and speaking to the Official Site he admitted it was slightly strange making the trip back up the M54 given his time away from the club, but he’s excited about what the future might hold again now.

‘It’s great to be back here. This was the club that gave me the chance to play league football and it was a club I was successful with as well so it will always be a club close to my heart.’

Collins goes on to say that he was very quickly convinced by manager Micky Mellon’s vision for the club when they spoke and agreed his return, and he’s been watching closely since penning the deal and has noted we are the busiest side in the league this summer so far.

‘The acquisitions we’re bringing in look really good so hopefully we can push on and get a good start. As soon as I spoke to the chairman there was no messing about. He wants to go straight back up so that’s exactly what’s in my mind as well. League One is where this club belongs.’

Collins is obviously returning to familiar surroundings, but with the playing staff changes since he was last here, there will certainly be a lot new to get used to when everyone returns properly for pre season training at the end of next week.