Collins may stay at Wolves
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Roy Keane has confirmed Wolves want to keep Sunderland defender Neill Collins.
Roy Keane has confirmed Wolves want to keep Sunderland defender Neill Collins permanently.
Collins linked up with former Black Cats boss Mick McCarthy in November, but has made just one appearance for the club.
His loan deal is due to expire on 2nd January, but he looks likely to be offered the chance to stay at Molineux permanently.
"I spoke to Mick and he is looking to take Neill there permanently," Sunderland boss Keane told the club's official website.
"We will see how that pans out."
Meanwhile, Keane admits he would welcome the introduction of a mid-season break in English football.
He added: "I've always been one for winter breaks, even as a player it would have been great to have a couple of weeks to recharge our batteries.
"Obviously it was touch and go whether some of the games would be on last week with the weather. We had it at Palace.
"Obviously there's a big money issue there as well. Look at our crowd against Leeds of 40,000, so there's an upside and downside to it.
"I'm all for a winter break to recharge your batteries, but I'm not sure that will happen."