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Collo backing Harry

21 November 2013

Neill Collins is adamant that Harry Maguire will learn from his recent mistake against Gillingham, insisting it is part and parcel of being a young footballer.

Maguire, still only 20, contributed heavily to the Gills first goal last week as his weak back pass allowed Danny Kedwell the opportunity to open the scoring, but Collins says his defensive colleague didn't need anyone to point out the rare error.

Collins said: "Harry's biggest attribute is his knowledge and reading of the game, but that doesn't mean he won't make the odd mistake along the way.

"He knew straight away after Gillingham's first goal that he was to blame and the last thing he needed was anyone emphasising the fact.

"Harry is still young, people must remember that, everyone makes a mistake and despite the fact he has played well over 100 games, these moments are the ones that are part of his development.

"I am sure he will comeback stronger, he has certainly been bright on the training pitch this week, he isn't the one to dwell on what's happened in the past and that is a good trait to have."

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