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Villa defender Collins hoping injury woes behind him

Aston Villa defender James Collins hopes he's over his injury woes.

The all-action defender was absent for the first trio of games because of a calf problem picked up in pre-season.

Collins told Villa's website: "It was my calves.

"I've struggled with them for a while. I've found out that it was because of my boots so I've changed them. When I was at West Ham I wore a certain type of boot and then last year I wore a different type and then went back to the ones that I had a problem with without really associating it with the problems.

"So I've gone back to my old ones again now and it seems fine. I don't know what it is, because you don't even think about it. The physio just mentioned 'What sort of boot is it? I'm obviously wearing the same make, but just a different style of boot.

"I've changed back and touch wood everything's been fine."

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