West Ham will take on Newcastle away from home at St. James’ Park in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
Former West Ham defender Gabbidon wants manager Slaven Bilic to include Collins in the starting lineup against the Magpies.
The 38-year-old was impressed with the performance of the 34-year-old centre-back during the Hammers’ 2-0 victory over Cheltenham Town away from home in the second round of the EFL Cup on Wednesday evening.
Collins is in his second spell at West Ham at the moment, having returned to the Hammers in the summer of 2012 from Aston Villa for a transfer fee reported by BBC Sport to be worth £2.5 million.
If big Ginge doesn't start the weekend it's a joke! Watched his every move tonight & seldom put a foot wrong. The mans reliable #WHU— Daniel Gabbidon (@Gabbidon35) August 23, 2017
West Ham have made a disappointing start to the 2017-18 Premier League campaign and have lost both of their games.
Bilic’s side went down 4-0 to Manchester United away from home at Old Trafford on the opening weekend of the season before losing 3-2 to Southampton at St. Mary’s Stadium in the league.