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Yeovil announce the demise of membership captain Lee Collins on the age of 32 

BREAKING NEWS: Yeovil Town announce the death of club captain Lee Collins at the age of 32

Yeovil Town’s club captain Lee Collins has died at the age of 32.

The defender counted Wolves, Port Vale, Barnsley, Northampton, Mansfield and Forest Green as former club and had spent two years with the National League club.

Their National League fixture against Altrincham on Friday has been postponed. 

A club statement read: ‘All at Yeovil Town Football Club are mourning the loss of club captain Lee Collins. 

Yeovil Town's club captain Lee Collins has passed away at the age of 32, the club announced

Yeovil Town’s club captain Lee Collins has passed away at the age of 32, the club announced

Collins, a centre-back, signed for the Glovers in 2019 after playing for several EFL clubs

Collins, a centre-back, signed for the Glovers in 2019 after playing for several EFL clubs

The National League club tweeted out the news on Thursday afternoon and tributes poured in

The National League club tweeted out the news on Thursday afternoon and tributes poured in

‘Lee sadly passed away yesterday and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

‘We ask everyone to respect the family’s privacy at this time.

‘The club will make no further comment at this time.

‘Our game with Altrincham tomorrow has been postponed.’

Collins, who hails from Telford in Shropshire, began his career in the academy at Wolves but didn’t make a first team appearance for the then-Championship club.

He joined Port Vale in 2008, playing 163 times for the League Two side, before moving on to Barnsley in 2011.

His former club Northampton Town were among many to tweet out tributes after the sad news

His former club Northampton Town were among many to tweet out tributes after the sad news

The centre-back made seven appearances for the Tykes before being sent out on loan to Shrewsbury Town.

He then moved on to Northampton Town, playing 86 times for the club, and moved on to Mansfield and Forest Green in League Two.

Former clubs Wolves and Northampton, as well as others in the EFL, tweeted tributes as the sad news broke on Thursday afternoon. 

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