TALKS between Neill Collins and Sheffield United aimed at prolonging the defender’s stay at Bramall Lane were “relaxed” and “amicable” manager Danny Wilson revealed last night.
Although United have yet to officially announce that Collins has put pen to paper on a new contract, The Star understands that terms were provisionally agreed during negotiations with the player and his representatives over a week ago. An announcement to this effect is expected shortly.
Wilson, speaking ahead of tomorrow’s FA Cup first round tie with Bristol Rovers, said: “Everything is completely amicable. The whole situation is very relaxed as you’d expect because Neill still has a while to run (on his deal) yet.
“There’s nothing wrong. We threw our oar in because we want Neill to stay.”
United, who Wilson conceded could reshuffle their starting eleven at the Memorial Stadium, recently handed extended terms to midfielder Michael Doyle and striker Richard Cresswell.
With his team scheduled to face Swindon Town in League One on Tuesday, Wilson acknowledged: “It’s given us food for thought with regards to our squad. We’ve got to manage and utilise that correctly.
“I’m sure there will be a few lads who would accept a rest even if they don’t want one.”