Delight over Lee Collins’ midfield debut for Mansfield Town

Lee Collins
Lee Collins

Adam Murray was delighted with Lee Collins’ first game as a defensive midfielder last weekend.

Collins came to the club as a defender last summer but Murray has often said the former Northampton man is a good footballer who would do well in midfield and was rewarded for taking a chance in the 1-0 defeat at Bristol Rovers with a man of the match display.

“I thought he was outstanding to be honest and our best player on the day,” said Murray.

“Lee has a defensive mindset, but he has a good range of passing and he gives you a bit of stability in there.

“When we went 4-4-2 in the second half it was the most solid we’d looked in a 4-4-2.

“I was over the moon with him. Then he was the one going past six people, trying to put it in the top corner near the end.

“He played the role really well and gives us a bit of a different option in there which may allow us to move bits of the jigsaw about.”