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Collins agrees move back to Fairfield Villa from Bromsgrove Sporting

Craig Gibbons 22nd Jun, 2016 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

BROMSGROVE Sporting striker Connor Collins has agreed a move back to former club Fairfield Villa following a turbulent 2015/16 season.

The 21-year-old forward, who netted 44 goals in 39 appearances for Villa in the 2014/15 Midland League Division Two season, joined up with Northern Premier League outfit Halesowen Town at the start of the last campaign but after making a few appearances for the Yeltz, including in an FA Cup First Qualifying Round tie where he scored a last-gasp winner in the 2-1 win over Mickleover Sports, he moved on to Sporting.

Despite Rouslers boss Paul Smith taking a chance on the young striker, Collins failed to recreate his impressive goalscoring tally in Division One as he could only notch up 11 goals in 37 appearances.

With Sporting agreeing deals for prolific goalscorers Chris Lloyd and Tony Clarke this summer, Collins has agreed to make a move back to Villa but he cannot officially sign until July 1.

Villa’s vice-chairman Paul Oakes said: “Connor has had a few teams in for him but I’m glad we’ve managed to get him to agree to come back to Fairfield.

“His commitments have changed now that he has had a baby and we are delighted to have him back at the club as the door was always open for him.”

Rouslers boss Smith added: “Connor was not in my plans for this coming season but there was no issues and it was completely mutual.

“We both agreed it would be beneficial if he looked at other options.”

 

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