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COLLINS PENS NEW DEAL

24 May 2013

Defender signs new 2 year contract

Northampton Town defender Lee Collins has signed a new 2 year contract to stay with the club.

Collins, who arrived at the club having left Barnsley in the January transfer window, is the second player to put pen to paper this week, following in the footsteps of skipper Kelvin Langmead.

The news is a major boost to boss Aidy Boothroyd as he plans for 2013/14.

"I am thrilled that we have been able to retain Lee's services," said the Northampton Town manager.

"There has been a lot of interest in Lee and we had to fight off other clubs from a higher level for his signature. I am not surprised other clubs were keen on him, he did very well for us and was a big factor in our run to the play offs towards the end of the season.

"He is only 24 but he has a fair amount of experience already and he is just the sort of player who can help take this club in to the next phase of our progression and development. He is one you can rely on to help take us on to the next level and he is a player who could be playing higher than League 2.

"I am really pleased to have both Kelvin and Lee signed up already. We want players who want to be part of what we are building and to have Kelvin and Lee commit to us at this stage gives everyone a massive boost."

Collins himself said a desire to repay boss Aidy Boothroyd was a big factor in his decision.

"The Gaffer has shown a lot of faith in me and that means a lot," he said.

"After the disappointment of Wembley there is some unfinished business here. We want to use what happened at Wembley as a big motivational factor for the next 2 seasons.

"I am determined to repay the Gaffer for standing by me and supporting me. I am buzzing to have signed this new contract and can't wait to get going again next season."


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