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Double focus for Neill

6 November 2012

Neill Collins is full focused on Tuesday's trip to face Swindon Town and says he could sign his new long term contract by the end of this week.

Boss Danny Wilson revealed the Scottish defender had opened talks about a prolonged stay at Bramall Lane last month and those discussions appear to be coming towards a satisfactory conclusion for all parties.

Collins updated the assembled press at Shirecliffe: "Everything (regarding a new deal) is progressing nicely and I'm hopeful of a positive resolution soon.

"There are players in the Championship who would come here irrespective of the division we are in at the moment. The potential here is absolutely huge. I'm genuinely happy.

"This is without doubt one of the most enjoyable periods of my career, and realistically speaking I don't think there's a bigger club I could go to."

Looking ahead to the clash with the Robins, Collins has memories of Town's charismatic boss Paolo Di Canio playing against his boyhood team Kilmarnock for Celtic in the SPL.

He commented: "I remember watching him play at Rugby Park. I was about 11 or 12 and a season-ticket-holder and I still remember it vividly.

"Hats off to him for getting Swindon promoted (last season) and I am sure they will be there or thereabouts in the final reckoning this season too."

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