Neill Collins proved his braveheart credentials by soldiering through an FA Cup tie at Colchester earlier this month despite aggravating an injury ahead of kick-off.
So, when the Sheffield United centre-half expresses admiration for the committment Michael Doyle also displays to the Bramall Lane cause, it is worth listening.
Supporters might believe many footballers are no more than simply highly-paid mercenaries. But Collins, describing how his captain and colleague lives and breathes every single result, insists nothing could be further from the truth.
“I don’t envy being Doyler’s missus after we’ve not won a game,” he said. “Because I know how badly be takes a loss.”
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