Danny Collins could remain at Ipswich Town

Danny Collins
Collins brings the experience of 17 international caps for Wales to Portman Road

Danny Collins has said his loan switch from Stoke to Ipswich could become a permanent move.

The 31-year-old defender agreed a three-month spell with Town last week, going on to make his debut in Saturday's 2-0 loss at Blackpool.

"I'll obviously see how it goes, if I enjoy it then perhaps I'll look in January at an extension or a permanent move," he told BBC Radio Suffolk.

"We'll see how it goes in the three months I'm here, but I can't rule out."

Ipswich boss Paul Jewell has brought in the Wales international to try and shore up a defence that has shipped 16 goals in six Championship games this season.

And Collins believes improving communication on the pitch would be a positive start.

"I'd say I'm pretty vocal on the pitch, I've noticed it's a pretty quiet squad," he said.

"There's not too many talkers out there, I'm a vocal lad, so maybe I'll have to bark a few orders out at the back."

I had interest other than Ipswich - Collins

Collins will be familiar with his new team-mates Grant Leadbitter, Daryl Murphy, Michael Chopra, Carlos Edwards and Colin Healy, after crossing paths with them at Sunderland.

And after winning promotion to the Premier League with the Black Cats in 2007 alongside Murphy, Leadbitter and Edwards, Collins feels Town are equipped for success.

"A few were in the team that got promoted with me, they've had a taste of it," he said.

"They played under Roy Keane and a few would have played under him here, so they know what it's about.

"It's a tough old league but it's about the consistency, back-to-back wins and that gets the confidence up."

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