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Yeovil Town club captain Lee Collins dies aged 32

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Yeovil Town club captain Lee Collins has died aged 32
Yeovil Town club captain Lee Collins has died aged 32 / Harry Trump/Getty Images

National League side Yeovil Town have announced the passing of club captain Lee Collins at the age of 32.

Collins joined the Glovers in 2019 and became a key part of their backline during his first campaign with the club. However, after being sent off against Stockport in early February, the defender had been absent from first-team duties.

Sadly, Yeovil have released a statement on their official website to confirm Collins' passing, offering their deepest condolences to his family and friends.

"All at Yeovil Town Football Club are mourning the loss of club captain Lee Collins," the statement began. "Lee sadly passed away yesterday and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. We ask everyone to respect the family's privacy at this time.

"The club will make no further comment at this time. Our game with Altrincham tomorrow has been postponed." 

Collins graduated through Wolves' academy as a central defender, though later on in his career he showed his versatility by making a number of appearances at right-back. He failed to make a senior appearance at Molineux, and went on to spend his career playing in English football's lower leagues.

Collins enjoyed spells with Port Vale, Northampton, Forest Green Rovers and Mansfield Town, while he was also on the books at Barnsley for a season when they were a Championship side.

A whole host of Collins' previous clubs and teammates have expressed their sorrow on social media, notably former Wolves midfielder Karl Henry - who watched the young defender develop during his time at Molineux.

Taking to his Twitter page, Henry wrote: "Such sad news," he wrote. "I remember Lee as a young player at Wolves. He was a good lad with a great attitude. Sending my condolences to his close friends and family. Rest in peace mate."