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Collo eyes more success as a Town player

24 June 2014

James Collins wants to bring more success to Shrewsbury

James Collins wants to emulate the success he enjoyed in his first spell as a Shrewsbury Town player now that he's back at the Greenhous Meadow.

The former Republic of Ireland under-21 international memorably scored the goal against Dagenham which sealed promotion from League Two for the club just over two years ago.

It was his 16th and most important goal of a season which saw him finish as Town's top scorer.

He said: "That's probably the best achievement of my career to date and that's what I've come back for. I spoke to the gaffer, I spoke to Jacko and that's what I'm here to do and I want to do it again."

The striker enjoyed a good relationship with the Town fans in his previous spell and he's looking forward to pulling on a blue and amber shirt and playing for them again.

"The fans were brilliant with me last time," he said. "I don't know how happy they were when I left but I'm back now and I hope I can get them back on side."

As for his last two years with Swindon and Scottish club Hibernian, Collo said: "Swindon for me personally was a good move. We did well in the league and working with Di Canio was interesting. He was good for me and obviously I did well there.

"It was then a great experience playing against the likes of Aberdeen and Celtic. Hibs is a great stadium but things didn't work out and it's time to move on.

"Now it's time for a fresh start and I'm happy to be back."

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