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17-Year-Old Irish Defender Nathan Collins Impresses In First Stoke Start

17-Year-Old Irish Defender Nathan Collins Impresses In First Stoke Start

17-Yr-Previous Irish Defender Nathan Collins Impresses In First Stoke Begin

Eire U19s defender Nathan Collins made his first full begin for Stoke Metropolis of their 1-Zero defeat to Middlesbrough on Friday.

Collins performed his first full 90 on the coronary heart of the Stoke defence and regarded snug and guaranteed regardless of his facet struggling defeat.

The defender who was signed by Stoke Metropolis from Cherry Orchard had made his first-team debut final week in opposition to Swansea coming off the bench within the 3-1 loss.

Stoke’s youngest starter in 22 years, Collins impressed onlookers in the course of the Boro sport with many taking to Twitter to reward the younger defender.

Stoke supervisor Nathan Jones is clearly a fan of Collins given the chance he has afforded to him at such an early age and talking after handing the defender his debut off the bench final week, the Potters boss outlined that his age is actually not a difficulty.

“I’d don’t have any drawback with beginning Nathan,” he instructed StokeSentinel.co.uk.

“I wouldn’t have put him on the bench if he wasn’t prepared. We have now sufficient senior professionals right here we might have performed with out a drawback, however I’ve no drawback with selecting him as a result of he’s been in that vein of type.”

The supervisor added: “He’s skilled with us and we had been at all times trying to give him a sport earlier than the top of the season as a result of he’s earned that.

“He’s been wonderful in coaching and the way he’s carried out stuff and when he got here on at Swansea he didn’t look misplaced in any approach, form or type. That’s the boldness of the lad.

“There are specific issues he nonetheless has to study and do nicely, however the future is brilliant for the boy. He’s solely 17 and that’s fantastic for us. Age shouldn’t be a difficulty.”


Collins has additionally gained a number of caps at worldwide stage enjoying for the U19s on 4 events and the U17s 20 occasions, captaining the facet on the U17s European Championships in 2018.

The 17-year previous is actually somebody to look out for because the season attracts to an in depth.