Collins wants Cardiff stay
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
James Collins does not want to leave Cardiff, despite the club's money problems.James Collins is hoping to stay at Cardiff City, rather than be sold to ease the club's financial problems.
West Ham United have already had a £350,000 offer for the Wales international rejected and are tipped to return with a second bid.
Cardiff's recent monetary difficulties mean they are susceptible to raids from other clubs, with Collins one of their more saleable assets.
The defender accepts he may have to be sacrificed to ensure the Championship outfit's plight does not worsen.
But the 21-year-old would prefer to stay at Ninian Park and help the club to emerge from their current turmoil.
"No one said anything to me and I just concentrated on playing well for Cardiff City," commented Collins on last week's speculation.
"If someone came up to me and said 'You're off' that would have been different.
"I'm still here, I'm still playing for Cardiff and I wouldn't have signed a deal until 2008 if I didn't want to stay.
"Hopefully I can see out my contract. Players are the club's assets and, if the club is in trouble, there are going to be people sniffing.
"I hope the club can get sorted, everyone can stay and we can have a good season next season."