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Shaymen Bolstered Squad Ahead Of Shots Win

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FC Halifax Town manager Billy Heath boosted his squad ahead of Saturday`s terrific win at Aldershot Town in the Vanarama National League with the signing of experienced 31-year-old Michael Collins until the end of the 2017/18 season.

Collins, who was born in Halifax, started his career with local neighbours Huddersfield Town making 173 League appearances scoring 19 goals between 2004 and 2010.

He moved to Scunthorpe United in 2014, making seventy-nine appearances, and during his time with Glanford Park he had a loan spell with AFC Wimbledon.

The midfielder has also played for Oxford United, loan spell with York city, joined Bengaluru in 2016 and his last team was Leyton Orient.

Collins has also represented the Republic of Ireland at under-18,19 and under-21 level.

He is currently the under-18’s lead coach at EFL League One side Bradford City.


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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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