Drummy praises topscorer Collins after scoring his 20th goal of the season

Crawley Town striker James Collins scores the opening goal during Saturday's 3-0 win against Leyton Orient.
Picture by PW Sporting Photography
Crawley Town striker James Collins scores the opening goal during Saturday's 3-0 win against Leyton Orient. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

Crawley Town head coach Dermot Drummy praised topscorer James Collins who opened the scoring in Saturday's 3-0 win against Leyton Orient.

The headed goal from Josh Payne's free-kick was Collins' 20th goal of the season in all competitions.


Since Crawley gained league status, only Izale McLeod in the 2014-15 season in League One has managed this, scoring 21 goals in total.


Drummy said: "He's a fantastic player, for our recruitment team to get James Collins was massive.


"He leads the line every single game.

"He doesn't always have a good game but he runs his heart out."


Drummy clearly likes the quality he brings to the side.

He added: "James is a leader, he's winner, he's had two promotions. We aren't getting promoted but he performs like we are getting promoted.


"You want him in the side, it's very rare he comes off for that reason."