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James Collins makes honest admission following first Cardiff City goal



James Collins netted the winner for Cardiff City at Preston North End on Saturday, with the summer signing opening his account for The Bluebirds. 

The 30-year-old, who joined the South Wales club from Luton Town in the summer, has had to wait over three months for his first Championship goal in Cardiff colours. 

Sean Maguire opened the scoring for Preston on Saturday after two minutes, before Mark McGuinness restored parity just after half time. 

Collins then nodded home the winner in the 66th minute, ensuring his side left Deepdale with all three points. 

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Speaking to the BBC about Saturday’s goal and his start to the season, Collins said: “My goal ratio has been really poor, I expect better of myself.

“I was brought to the club to score goals and no one will be a bigger critic of me than myself.

“I’m just delighted to get that weight off my shoulders because I’ve been desperate to score.”

The verdict 

Collins proved to be a prolific scorer of goals at Luton, however, he has been unable to transfer that to the Cardiff City Stadium thus far. 

He will be hoping that his first Championship strike of the season will instil him with confidence in front of goal because he has put in some impressive displays. 

Collins was not getting the service required with Cardiff struggling at the start of the campaign, but as The Bluebirds aim to climb the table, Collins will be hoping to improve his tally. 

It remains to be seen how much first-team football Collins will see this season, but Saturday’s display proves that he can influence Championship football matches. 

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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