James Collins hopes to keep Shrewsbury Town starting spot

Shrewsbury Town

Striker James Collins hopes he will continue parterning top scorer Marvin Morgan in Shrewsbury Town's attack.

Terry Gornell was preferred to Colllins for Town's previous two games but the Irishman impressed alongside Morgan in Saturday's 2-0 win over Gillingham.

"I thought I played well and hopefully the gaffer'll keep the same team," Collins told BBC Radio Shropshire.

"Marvin's a great player, he's got good pace and a good touch, he's experienced and he talks to you."

Town beat Gillingham to regain fifth spot in League Two but have a tough test against table-topping Southend this weekend.

"It's a massive game, they're way up there and battered us at their place [3-0 in September]," added Collins.

"But I think we'll give them a good game here and we've got enough ability to beat them and I want to be a part of it."

The 23-year-old has scored seven goals in 26 appearances for the Shrews last season.

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