Daniel Gabbidon wants James Collins to start against Newcastle

Cardiff caretaker managers Scott Young and Danny Gabbidon give instructions during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Cardiff City at Amex Stadium on...

West Ham United will face Newcastle United at St. James’ Park in the Premier League this weekend.

West Ham defender James Collins reacts during the Premier League match between Sunderland and West Ham United at Stadium of Light on April 15, 2017 in Sunderland, England.

Daniel Gabbidon has suggested on social networking site Twitter that James Collins should start for West Ham United against Newcastle United this weekend.

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.

James Collins of West Ham United warms up during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Leicester City at London Stadium on March 18, 2017 in Stratford, England.

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.

James Collins of West Ham United celebrates scoring his sides second goal with Robert Snodgrass of West Ham United and Cheikhou Kouyate of West Ham United during the Premier League match...

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.

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