James Collins looking towards Wales' Euro 2016 campaign as he targets West Ham contract

James Collins want to earn a new contract with West Ham before Wales' Euro 2016 campaign.

West Ham United defender James Collins has told BBC Sport that he wants a new contract at Upton Park before jetting off to France with Wales next summer.

Collins, 32, played a key role for Wales in qualifying as Chris Coleman's men made it to the 2016 European Championships, and they will take on England, Russia and Slovenia in France next summer.

Before then, Collins will be hoping to impress with West Ham United, especially having produced a superb display against Swansea City on Sunday afternoon.

Collins was unbeatable as the Hammers earned a 0-0 draw at the Liberty Stadium, making a number of outstanding blocks to keep the Swans at bay.

It came at a great time for Collins, given that his contract expires at the end of the season. Previously seen as fourth choice centre half behind Winston Reid, Angelo Ogbonna and James Tomkins, Collins has surprisingly been a valuable player for Slaven Bilic's men.

Now, the centre back has told BBC Sport that he is looking at his contract situation as he bids to stay at Upton Park, stating that he wants first-team football with the Hammers as he gears up for a Euro 2016 campaign with Wales next summer.

"I need to concentrate on my club form and playing well for West Ham," said Collins. "I'm obviously out of contract in the summer, which I need to look at, and performing well week in, week out. Staying in the West Ham side will obviously be good for me with my Wales opportunities," he added.

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