Lee Collins dead at 32: Yeovil Town captain passes away suddenly with Altrincham clash postponed

YEOVIL TOWN have announced the sad news that their captain Lee Collins had died aged 32.

A statement read on the club's website: "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.

"The club will make no further comment at this time.

"Our game with Altrincham tomorrow has been postponed."

Collins started his career with Wolves, coming through their youth system before making his debut in 2007.

He spent two years there, and was twice loaned out, firstly to Hereford United and then Port Vale before he left permanently.

Collins then spent three years at Port Vale, with one season on loan to Barnsley, before he signed for them in 2012.

But he only spent one term at Barnsley, having also been loaned out to Shrewsbury the year he signed.

In 2013, he joined Northampton Town and spent two campaigns there before a move to Mansfield Town.

And after another two years with Mansfield, the defender signed for Forest Green Rovers, staying till 2019.

Collins joined Yeovil two years ago, and was immediately named club captain.


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