Ex-Huddersfield Town man Michael Collins tired of League I 'direct football'
Ex-HUDDERSFIELD Town man Michael Collins says he's looking forward to having the ball on the deck more after his move to the Championship's Scunthorpe United.
The 24-year old, who was made available by Huddersfield Town boss Lee Clark at the end of last season, also paid tribute to his new boss, Nigel Adkins, and hopes he can push on with the Glanford Park team.
He told the Scunthorpe Telegraph: "I've always been interested in the way Scunthorpe have played, especially under Nigel Adkins.
"He's someone who likes his teams to get the ball down and play football and that's music to my ears.
"In League One, teams seem to want to play more direct football. Sometimes as a central midfielder it can be very frustrating to have to keep watching the ball go over your head.
"I know from seeing Scunthorpe myself that they want to play football and that's one thing that will suit me.
"Throughout the summer, when I knew I was going to be leaving Huddersfield, I wanted to join Scunthorpe, because I'd met the manager and been really impressed with him."
Collins is also planning to move from his current Halifax base to nearer his his new club.
"I'm the sort of player that likes to do extra bits and bobs," Collins added.
"I like to go into the gym, so if I'm closer, it frees up more time for me to do things like that.
"I said wherever I went, before I knew Scunthorpe were interested, I'd be looking to move, because I'm the sort of player that will always put in 110 per cent. I take pride in what I do."