Striker Enjoying Wearing The Captain's Armband“It’s a great honour captain this club - it means a lot to me because I’ve been here for a good period of time," said Collins
“Nothing changes in me because I try to be quite vocal anyway but having the armband on gives me an extra boost.
“I think it’s helped my game because you want to do everything for your family and if you’re not putting in the performances, you won’t be in the team.
“So I think on that point you need to keep doing well to stay in the side because I’m not just doing it for myself but my family."
The 24-year-old has also been wearing the captain's armband in recent matches and feels he has thrived in the role as skipper.
Collins got the final goal, for his fifth of the season, in the 4-2 win at Sheffield United on Tuesday night.
"They don’t come easy in this league and with this game and Tuesday’s against Walsall, we’d have four out of the top seven recently," said Collins.
"But we’re confident we can beat anyone at home if we play like we did on Tuesday - we feel we’re in with a great chance."
And Collins, who has been captain for Shrewsbury in recent matches, believes games don't get much tougher than the upcoming two.
Town take on Justin Edinburgh's side, who sit 2nd in the Sky Bet League 1 table, at Greenhous Meadow this weekend (3pm kick-off).
Striker James Collins insists Shrewsbury Town are confident of beating anybody at home ahead of Saturday's clash with Gillingham.