Collins hails Blades partnership

Neil Collins has hailed his partnership with Harry Maguire following their 100th game in the centre of Sheffiled United's defence.

Last Updated: 10/09/13 at 12:16

Harry Maguire: Always improving

Harry Maguire: Always improving

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Maguire, 20, made his debut for the club as a 17-year-old substitute alongside Collins, 30, against Cardiff in 2011 and the central defensive partnership reached the 100-landmark in the derby defeat at Rotherham.

"He's probably the person I've played alongside most with during my career and I've certainly enjoyed the fruits of that partnership, with a lot of clean sheets that we kept last season," Collins told the club's official website.

"I'm sure this season we'll go from strength to strength. It's a pleasure to play with him. He's a good player and I'm Harry's biggest fan.

"People look at the size of him, the strength of him and forget how young he is. You look at the 100-odd games he's played and you really could count on one hand the bad performances he's put in.

"And that's bad by his standards, not by other people's standards - that's fantastic consistency for a young lad and if he keeps improving like he is doing he's got a lot of good years ahead of him."

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