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Town still wait on Collins fee

20 September 2012

Club waiting on outcome from yesterdays tribunal

Shrewsbury Town are still waiting to learn how much they will receive from Swindon for James Collins, the striker who moved to the County Ground three months ago.
 
The Professional Football Compensation Committee met in London yesterday to determine the amount of compensation the club would receive for the Republic of Ireland under-21 international.

Chairman Roland Wycherley, director James Hughes, manager Graham Turner and the club's legal team represented Shrewsbury Town in London.
 
Town were told it could be 48 hours after the hearing before they are informed how much they will receive for the man who topped the goal charts in last season's promotion campaign.
 
"We're all now awaiting the outcome of the tribunal," said the manager. "Both sides give their evidence and they interviewed the player. We were informed that they will inform us in due course.
 
"I would expect over the next 12, 24 hours to know the outcome of it.
 
"The tribunals have changed considerably since I last sat on one or went to one.
 
"Both sides had legal people there and it was a bit long winded. I think we were in there for about two and three quarter hours.
 
"It was a lot of legalese and there wasn't too many football things discussed.
 
"James is a good player, we know what. Swindon know he's a good player so we hope for a fair outcome."
 
GT added the tribunal system had changed since he last experienced one as in days gone by clubs would be told of the fee on the same day.
 
He said: "In the past both sides would go out and the committee would decide on a price. For whatever reason, clubs are now informed at a later date.
 
"When and why it changed, I've no idea."


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