Collison recently trained at West Ham’s training base after being released from his last club Ipswich, as he looks to regain his fitness and fight his way back to a professional contract with any team willing to take a chance on him.
He and West Ham have moved on from the days where he was a loyal member of the Upton Park playing staff and he joked when asked about the excitement create by his training return to the club.
“The aim over the next couple of months is to get myself fit and to work my way back up,” said Collison.
“Yeah it would have been nice. I should have had a word with Big Sam to see if I could have worked my way back in, especially with that Dubai trip coming up.”
It’s still unclear as to whether Sam Allardyce will be the man in charge of the Hammers looking ahead to next season, which makes his job in terms of judging more realistic possible arrivals this summer more difficult.
He will have ideas of where and how the side needs to improve, but he can’t execute those plans unless he’s given the commitment of a new contract to stay beyond this season.