Lee Collins: Yeovil Town captain and former Port Vale, Barnsley and Shrewsbury footballer dead at 32

Collins’ death was announced on the Yeovil website, who said he had died on 31 March

Defender Lee Collins – captain of Yeovil Town Football Club – has died at the age of 32, the Vanarama National League club have announced.

Collins began his career at Wolves and also had spells with Hereford, Port Vale, Barnsley, Shrewsbury, Northampton, Mansfield, and Forest Green.

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“All at Yeovil Town Football Club are mourning the loss of club captain Lee Collins,” read a statement on the club website. “Lee sadly passed away yesterday and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

Collins during the Vanarama National League match between Yeovil Town and Eastleigh FC at Huish Park on 6 August 2019 (Photo: Harry Trump/Getty Images)

“We ask everyone to respect the family’s privacy at this time. The club will make no further comment at this time.”

Yeovil’s game at Altrincham on Friday 2 April has been postponed.

Collins moved to Huish Park from Forest Green in 2019 and made 35 league appearances for the Somerset club, including eight this campaign.

His most recent outing came in a 1-0 defeat at Stockport on 6 February.