Stenny sign Collins from East Fife and extend loan deal for Martin

It's been a busy day for Stenhousemuir in the transfer market as the brought in 24-year old attacker Thomas Collins on-loan from East Fife and extended their loan deal for Hibs keeper Paddy Martin.

By Martyn Simpson
Wednesday, 6th January 2021, 5:13 pm
New Stenhousemuir loan signing Thomas Collins in action for East Fife against Falkirk earlier this season

The Warriors had been keeping tabs on Collins while he was with BSC Glasgow, scoring 19 goals in all competitions, but the former Beith Juniors player opted for a move to Bayview.

Now the attacking midfielder, who can play wide or through the middle, has joined Davie Irons side till the end of the season.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Irons said: “‘We are really pleased to have brought Thomas into the squad, its a really good bit of business for the club, I am sure he will improve us.

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"Collins is a energetic and dynamic attacking player who has shown he is capable both as a wide attacker in a three or as part of a two man strike force.

"We had some good reports from his time at BSC and have carried out some further work covering this season.

"He will add an energy and intensity to our play and will bring more goals into the team.

"Thank you to East Fife for working with us to complete the deal so early in the month, it allows us to include him in this Saturdays Scottish Cup squad.”

Meanwhile, 21-year old stopper Paddy Martin will remain a Warrior till the end of the season.

The Hibs loanee, who joined in October as part of the two clubs strategic partnership, has featured regularly this season.