Former Forest defender Danny Collins set for Rotherham

New York Stadium sign, Rotherham

HITC Sport understands former Nottingham Forest defender Danny Collins is close to joining Rotherham United.

HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club that Rotherham United are poised to sign former Nottingham Forest defender Danny Collins on a free transfer.

Wales international Collins is a free agent after seeing out his contract at the City Ground earlier this summer.

Collins was placed on the transfer list at Forest last summer by former boss Stuart Pearce, but he ended up staying at the City Ground and made eight appearances last term.

The versatile defender joined Forest from Stoke City in the summer of 2012 and made 79 appearances in total for the club.

Rotherham boss Steve Evans is keen to bring Collins to the New York Stadium as he feels his experience will prove invaluable to his squad as they look to avoid another relegation scrap next season.

Should Collins join Rotherham he will become their fourth signing of the summer following the arrivals of Lewis Buxton, Joe Mattock and Aidan White.

Collins, who started his career at Chester City, has made over 430 appearances in his career during spells at Sunderland, Stoke, Ipswich, West Ham, and Forest.

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