Nottingham Forest defender Danny Collins has told the club’s matchday magazine of his delight at his recent inclusion in The Reds’ starting line-up.The former Sunderland man recently returned to the side following an injury to fellow centre back Kelvin Wilson and hopes he has done enough to keep his place when AFC Bournemouth arrive on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).
“I got back into the team a few weeks ago after Kelvin’s injury and we’ve picked up seven points from a possible nine,” he says in the Bournemouth magazine. “I feel like I’ve contributed well in those games.”
The 33 year old, who is the main feature in a publication which will also include a free pull-out of the club’s official 2013-14 team photograph, also recalls playing under the management of former Reds midfielder Roy Keane.
“He’s the type of manager you want,” he says. “He’s very similar to Billy Davies in the way that he hates losing. That’s a very important characteristic in sport.”
Also included in the magazine is a feature with former Forest loanee Elliott Ward, who is looking forward to returning to The City Ground as a Bournemouth player.
“This was one of the first fixtures I looked for,” he says. “I enjoyed my time at Forest and still have friends there.”
The latest edition also sees Jack Hobbs reveal the toughest opponent he has ever faced, while Carl Froch ponders the recent international break.
The magazine will be available from all the usual outlets around The City Ground. It can also be downloaded from this app from 2pm onwards.