Tonbridge striker Frannie Collin content to stay with club

Tonbridge Angels striker Frannie Collin wants to stay with the club for the foreseeable future unless a chance comes up with a Football League side.

"I've got no intention of leaving," he told BBC Radio Kent. "It would have to be a full-time club and a good offer to make me want to go."

Collin, 25, was voted Blue Square Bet South Player of the Year and was the league's top scorer last season.

And Angels boss Tommy Warrilow said: "Why I've still got him, I don't know."

Collin joined Tonbridge in 2010 and helped them earn promotion from the Ryman Premier in his first season, despite being hampered by injury.

His 29 goals propelled the Angels to ninth in the Blue Square Bet South this year, with the club rebuffing two attempts to prize Collin away from Longmead.

Warrilow reiterated his belief that Collin is good enough to play professionally and Tonbruidge's hand could be forced if they receive a sizeable offer.

Due to the financial constraints in the Blue Square Bet South, the Angels have to cut their budget and cannot sign any more players without offloading some first.

"We know there's Football League clubs looking, of course we do. I bet there was a scout at every one of our games last year but there's no pressure on him whatsoever," said Warrilow.

"We've got him with us and I want to keep him with us for as long as I can.

"The only time I want to lose Frannie Collin is when it's right for Frannie and right for the football club - and hopefully into full-time football.

"(But) We've had to cut the budget this year, we need to get the revenue in and some clubs might want to cash in on that and put bids in for Frannie."

"If it's a good offer, we'll tell Frannie that it's a good offer that we'd accept but we haven't had an offer we'd accept."

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