James Collins might not have expected to see too much Premier League football at West Ham United this season, but the centre-back has made 10 league appearances during the 2017-18 season.
The 34-year-old has actually started and indeed finished West Ham’s last five Premier League matches, and the Hammers have only lost once during that run.
Collins is currently in his second spell with West Ham, and he is closing on 150 appearances for the London club since returning from Aston Villa in the summer of 2012.
The centre-back’s current deal with West Ham will expire at the end of the season, however, and there have not yet been any talks regarding an extension.
Collins, who appeared 51 times for Wales between 2004 and 2017, is desperate to sign a new contract at the London Stadium.
The West Ham fans are also extremely keen for an extension to be agreed, but it remains to be seen whether the club come up with an offer in the next few months.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be found below:
Interviewer: Does that mean there are two Ginger Peles?
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) February 12, 2018
— Irondrew (@irondrew12) February 12, 2018
— ⚒Daniel Watson⚒ (@DPW02) February 12, 2018
Gives this man a new contract please, thanks
— Wolf Nine (@Wolf_Nine9) February 12, 2018
Announce contract extension
— Mohammed Al-Saad ⚒ (@mohamed_alsaad_) February 12, 2018
What a man !!
— Cameron (@WHUFLUX) February 12, 2018
— ⚒MikloškoNearMoscow⚒ (@bigboymiklosko) February 12, 2018
Superb on Saturday the guy never has a bad game what a great guy COYI
— callum (@Callum2108) February 12, 2018
Collins needs a contract though
— ?. (@StoneyMaIoney) February 12, 2018
Where's ginger peles contract?
— Tommy Russell (@tomrussell94) February 12, 2018