Former Cobblers defender Lee Collins dies, aged 32

Former Cobblers defender Lee Collins has died at the age of 32.

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 5:28 pm
Updated Thursday, 1st April 2021, 5:30 pm
Lee Collins played 86 times for the Cobblers

Yeovil Town, where Collins was club captain, announced the news on their official website on Thursday.

The statement read: "All at Yeovil Town Football Club are mourning the loss of club captain Lee Collins.

"Lee sadly passed away yesterday and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. We ask everyone to respect the family's privacy at this time.

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"The club will make no further comment at this time. Our game with Altrincham tomorrow has been postponed."

Collins played for the Cobblers between February, 2013 and May, 2015.

He was brought to the club by Aidy Boothroyd, and was part of the team that reached the 2013 play-off final at Wembley.

In all, he made 86 appearances in the claret and white..

The Cobblers issued a statement on Thursday afternoon.

"Northampton Town Football Club are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former defender Lee Collins," it read.

"32-year-old Lee made 86 appearances for the club between February 2013 and June 2015, playing in the May 2013 play off semi finals against Cheltenham Town and the final against Bradford City at Wembley.

"His final game for the club came in April 2015, before he moved on to Mansfield Town.

"He followed that with spells at Forest Green Rovers and was club captain at Yeovil Town.

"Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are extended to Lee's family and friends."