Collins: I have love for West Ham

James Collins was delighted to be part of West Ham United's victory over Aston Villa on Saturday.

James Collins was delighted to be part of West Ham United's victory over Aston Villa on Saturday.

The 28-year-old was magnificent: headers, last-ditch blocks and well-timed interceptions galore.

"Obviously, I’ve got love for West Ham from when I was previously here — when I left I didn’t really want to," said Collins, who went to Villa in 2009.

"The club were struggling for money and sold me. But I think the West Ham fans knew I didn’t want to go. So to come back, and come back a better player I think, is great."

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