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Yeovil Town mourn Lee Collins, their 32-year-old captain

calendario 02.04.2021
by: Zach
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Yeovil Town mourn Lee Collins, their 32-year-old captain

Yeovil Town announced the sudden death of their centre-half and captain Lee Collins just a week after he last featured on their team sheet. While injuries issues kept Collins out of the Yeovil team for most of the 19/20 season, the captain rejoined the bench to oversee their 3-1 victory at Barnet on March 27th. Yeovil issued a statement commemorating the news and asking fans to respect the family’s privacy during this time.

A product of Wolves’ youth team, Collins spent time at clubs across the football pyramid. A commanding presence at center-half, Collins thrived at Hereford United, Port Vale, Barnsley, Shrewsbury, Forest Green Rovers, Mansfield Town, and Yeovil. His passing brings a distinguished 14-year-career in English football to a premature end. 

Despite struggling to progress to the Wolves senior team, Collins played a vital role in shoring up backlines and dictating play throughout the clubs of his career. The defender made well over 100 appearances for Port Vale, helped Hereford to promotion, and most recently, steadied the ship at a recently-relegated Yeovil side. His contributions last season, including two goals, spurred the club to a triumphant fourth-place finish. Slated to face Altrincham on Good Friday, Yeovil Town have postponed their next fixture in consideration of their captain’s passing. 

In the wake of Collins’s death, sombre condolences honored his career and his character across media outlets. The Yeovil captain’s former clubs and many of his peers paid their respects online, and Mansfield Town pledged to hold a minute’s silence at their next fixture.

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