# Nathan Collins

Last week
28th May 2023 - 3rd June 2023
# Report Card
Player ratings: How the Irish footballers in Britain and beyond fared this season
A reflection on how Stephen Kenny’s men performed.
Last month
May 2023
# talking point
Frustrating times for Ireland's great Premier League hopes
Gavin Bazunu and Nathan Collins have had spells out of their respective first teams recently
This year
# talking point
Season of triumph and woe a reminder of football's fickle nature for Ireland's shining lights
Evan Ferguson and Nathan Collins have experienced contrasting fortunes following managerial changes.
# talking point
The biggest myth of the Stephen Kenny era was exposed last night
Ireland can no longer be considered all style and no substance, writes Paul Fennessy.
# Agony
‘That's the difference, the quality. I'm heartbroken’ – Nathan Collins feels the pain
The Ireland defender was denied by a sensational late save from goalkeeper Mike Maignan.
# Upbeat
'I took the positives out of it' - Nathan Collins on being dropped by Wolves
The Irish defender has had a tough time at club level but is determined to come back stronger.
# Reaction
'He was ready' - Praise for Nathan Collins after spell out of Wolves' team
Meanwhile, Will Smallbone also attracted acclaim for his display.
# meteoric rise
Easy does it for Evan Ferguson as countdown begins for Kylian Mbappe's arrival
Stephen Kenny says teenager’s “meteoric rise” gives Ireland added potency for Euro 2024 qualifier against France this month.
# Honest
'When you come up against teams like City, it's next level... You can’t be messing around'
Nathan Collins speaks exclusively to The42 after impressive individual display on a disappointing day for Wolves against the Premier League champions.
# Battle
Haaland hat-trick shouldn't take gloss off a stirring Nathan Collins display
Manchester City cruise to win over Wolves as they close gap on Arsenal to two points, while Ireland defender faces relegation battle.
# Report
Ireland's Collins man of the match as Wolves frustrate Liverpool
It was a difficult night for Jurgen Klopp’s men, who now must play a replay against Julen Lopetegui’s side.
Last year
# Wrap
Ireland U21 international starts in Wolves win, mixed night for Bazunu
Joe Hodge made another appearance for the Premier League side.
# Honest
'It's a shambles... It was embarrassing playing that today. I feel ashamed'
Nathan Collins provides damning assessment of performance after Wolves lost 4-0 to Leicester City.
# Roundup
Day of anger as Leeds and Wolves fans turn toxic, while Villa run riot after Gerrard sacking
Nathan Collins had a nightmare Molineux return after his red card against Manchester City last month.
# Nathan Collins
'I spoke to him and said 'Listen, in the tackle, I didn't mean to go for you''
Nathan Collins speaks about his red-card challenge on Jack Grealish.
# backing
Kenny confident Nathan Collins won't be affected by sending off against Man City
The Irish manager says Collins’ red card for a flying tackle on Jack Grealish is uncharacteristic.
# talking point
Erling Haaland battle will be the latest test of Nathan Collins' true potential
As one of Ireland’s brightest hopes faces the most devastating striker in the Premier League, just how high is the Leixlip native’s glass ceiling?
# Looking Back
Here's every Irish player that moved abroad during the summer transfer window
It’s been a busy few months of comings and goings.
# talisman
Harry Kane sets Premier League record as Tottenham go top of the table
A goal from the England international saw Spurs edge Wolves.
# Interview
Wolves boss hails Nathan Collins with Ruben Dias comparison - 'After two days it was like he was here three years'
Bruno Lage tells The42 why the 21-year-old centre back can be a future captain for club and country.
# Wrap
Disappointment for Irish duo on debuts for new Premier League clubs
Nathan Collins and Gavin Bazunu couldn’t prevent their sides from losing, while Mark Travers helped Bournemouth to an opening day win.
# New Signings
Southampton hand Gavin Bazunu Premier League debut, Nathan Collins starts for Wolves
Bazunu starts in goal as the Saints take on Tottenham Hotspur in London.
# Stars
6 Irish players who face a big season in the Premier League
New Southampton signing Gavin Bazunu and others set for pivotal campaigns.
# ideal platform
Why Wolves is a perfect choice for Nathan Collins
The Irish defender has picked Bruno Lage’s side as his next destination, and it could be the perfect springboard to even greater things.
# Record fee
Irish defender Nathan Collins joins Wolves in reported €24million move
The 21-year-old has agreed a five-year deal with the option of a further twelve months.
# strength in depth
Man City defender joins Irish centre-back trio at Burnley
CJ Egan-Riley’s move could pave the way for Nathan Collins’ exit.
# Mixed Fortunes
5 winners and losers from Ireland's latest international window
Assessing the Boys in Green players whose stock has risen and fallen.
# versatile
'People see I'm tall and assume I am slow and unagile, but I'm comfortable in midfield'
Nathan Collins reflects on his wonder-goal against Ukraine and his early days as a midfielder.
The sky’s the limit for Nathan Collins after Beckenbauer moment – Dara O’Shea
The 21-year-old played every minute of Ireland’s four Nations League fixtures.
# talking point
Ireland's man of the match wants more
21-year-old Nathan Collins shone in his side’s draw with Ukraine.
# Take a Bow
Watch: Nathan Collins scores one of the great Ireland goals
The Leixlip native’s first international goal was one to remember.
# col' to arms
Collins hoping Armenia defeat can add 'fuel to the fire' for clash with Ukraine
Though it was a miserable night, the 21-year-old defender impressed on his competitive debut in Yerevan.
# Opinion
Player ratings: How the Irish footballers in Britain and beyond fared this season
A comprehensive look at all the players in and around Stephen Kenny’s squad.
# Catching The Eye
Ireland defender Collins nominated for Premier League Player of the Month
The young defender scored two goals in six starts for the Clarets in April.
# Winning
Irish youngster Nathan Collins savours 'unbelievable' night
The 20-year-old scored his first Premier League goal in Burnley’s win over Everton.
# big win
Ireland's Collins scores first-ever Premier League goal as Burnley deepen Everton's relegation fears
It was another miserable night for Frank Lampard’s men.
# Biding his time
Using the Tarkowski Method to make Nathan Collins a Premier League star
Burnley boss Sean Dyche and captain Ben Mee tell The42 of how the Ireland international is primed to reach the top.
All time
# hot prospect
Ireland international Collins impresses on 4th Premier League start
The 20-year-old helped Burnley draw 0-0 with Wolves.
# backing
'If Stephen needs him this evening, he won't let anybody down'
Jim Crawford has backed Nathan Collins to shine if required against Cristiano Ronaldo and co.
# opportunity knocks
'He did a good job' - Irish youngster looks set for second Premier League start
Nathan Collins is expected to feature with Burnley captain Ben Mee ruled out after testing positive for Covid-19.