Lou Macari: Stoke City defender must heed this advice



Here’s a snippet from Lou Macari’s weekly column

“Away from coronavirus and all the misery that it’s inflicting, I see there is a story linking young Stoke City defender Nathan Collins with the Premier League once again.

I’m afraid he just has to accept that these stories do the rounds and he must try and ignore the hype that goes with it.

He’s got an old school manager in Michael O’Neill, I believe, and I’m sure he will say the right things to his 18 year-old defender to keep his mind on the straight and narrow.

I don’t know how much truth there is in these latest stories involving Arsenal and Chelsea, but what I can say is that I have never heard his name mentioned in the circles I move in at Old Trafford even though there were countless stories linking him with Manchester United last summer.

He should be the first to acknowledge he hasn’t achieved anything yet in senior football and his heart should be still set on doing just that, and at Stoke City.

If he realises his potential, his career will take care of itself, and that goes for any footballer at that age.”





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