Collins | I Can't Wait To Get Involved

Aaron Collins interview

Deadline-day signing Aaron Collins is hoping to fulfil his Championship ambitions with Wanderers after joining the Whites’ promotion push.

Collins became Wanderers’ third arrival of the January transfer window after signing from Bristol Rovers on a three-and-a-half-year deal.

The 26-year-old striker has also previously scored goals for Forest Green Rovers, Morecambe and Newport County, either side of a spell at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Much of his time at Molineux was spent out on loan, while Wolves were at Championship and Premier League level.

But with Wanderers challenging for promotion in League One, the Welshman is hoping his time will come.

“Bringing my girlfriend here, and my family here, they're like ‘yes this is a proper stadium’. They're looking forward to this chapter in my life,” said Collins, who takes squad number 28.

“In the past I have had a taste of it and never managed to push to get into Championship football (at Wolves). I think this is a great opportunity for me now and go with this club and get into the Championship.

“This club deserves to be in the Championship and push on from that, so I am hoping that this season me and the lads can go and get this job done.

Aaron Collins scarf

“The boys are flying at the moment and it would be really good to come in and help the lads. There are going to be great spirits around the club, from staff and players, so I can't wait to go and get involved with a smile on my face.

“I know going into the changing room the atmosphere is going to be about going for promotion this season and I can't wait to get involved in that.”

Collins was a promotion winner with Bristol Rovers two seasons ago as he top-scored with the Pirates in League Two.

He repeated that 16-goal haul last season to be named League One Player of the Year and is looking forward to adding to his career tally of both goals and assists as another creative option to Wanderers’ front line.

“I've played against the club a lot of times and I know the way that gaffer wants to play. I met with him yesterday and I'm looking forward to working with him,” Collins, who is currently second in the League One assists' table, told Wanderers TV.

“Last season I had a really good season, personally, and I'm hoping to bring that form into helping the lads go and get promoted this season.

“I'm really looking forward to now hopefully hitting my prime years and going and getting many more goals and assists and contributing the way I can to help this team get to where it should be.

“I've seen Dion (Charles) doing very well and I know a couple of the other strikers as well. It's a good team and I'm looking forward to coming in and working with them and contributing - whether that's goals or assists.

“If that's pushing Dion on to go on and win the Golden Boot, then happy days, and if it's for the other lads to go and score more goals I'm here to contribute and put the team in the right stead and go and win matches.”

Watch the full interview with Aaron on Wanderers TV HERE

Read Time: 3 mins