Portsmouth striker John Marquis pays tribute to Yeovil captain Lee Collins following death aged 32

Pompey striker John Marquis has paid a touching tribute to Yeovil Town captain Lee Collins, who has died at the age of 32.

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 5:25 pm
Updated Thursday, 1st April 2021, 5:32 pm
Yoevil Town captain Lee Collins has died aged 32. Picture: Harry Trump/Getty Images

The Glovers announced that Collins sadly passed away yesterday and their National League game with Altrincham tomorrow has been postponed.

Marquis shared a dressing room with Collins during a loan spell at Northampton from Millwall in 2014.

And the Blues forward called Collins 'a leader and a warrior on and off the pitch'.

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Marquis wrote on Twitter: ‘RIP Lee. A teammate & a opponent over the years! A leader & a warrior on & off the pitch. You will be missed by many people. Thinking of your family & friends.’

Pompey also paid their respects to Collins on Twitter.

‘Our deepest condolences to Lee's family and friends, as well as everyone at Yeovil,’ the Blues wrote.

A Yeovil statement said: ‘All at Yeovil Town Football Club are mourning the loss of club captain Lee Collins

‘Lee sadly passed away yesterday and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

‘We ask everyone to respect the family's privacy at this time.

‘The club will make no further comment at this time. Our game with Altrincham tomorrow has been postponed.’