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Hall of Fame No. 32

Tough-tackling midfielder and former boss joins the Hall of Fame

Nathan Collins (Midfielder 2003 - 09)

A colossus on the pitch, Nathan Collins proved equally influential when he took over the reins as Boston Town manager in October 2013.

He first came to the club early in the 2003-04 season, part of a wave of players from the Grimsby/Cleethorpes area that also included Shaun Baker and Paul Goodhand. This was also a team of Richard Pell, Lee Rippin and Matt Price.

Nathan's commanding presence in midfield added a much-needed resolve to a side which had been conceding an unaccustomed number of goals.

For six seasons, his uncompromising style was a key part of the Poachers' success.

After moving into youth coaching with Grimsby Town, Nathan was given an enthusiastic welcome back to Boston Town when he became manager following the departure of Ian Dunn and Matt Hocking.

It was a great disappointment when a back injury forced him to stand down just under a year later - and fans and officials alike hope to see him return to the club one day.

Debut: 8 November 2003 - Desborough 0, Boson Town 1

Playing record

145 appearances (128 starts plus 17 as substitute)
7 goals

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