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Stoke City hold initial interest in 28-goal/assist EFL forward

Stoke City hold an interest in Bristol Rovers forward Aaron Collins but are yet to make a bid, Bristol World has said.

Stoke City have more business to do before they embark on the new Championship season but some encouraging moves have already been made by the Potters. So far, Alex Neil has added some serious Championship pedigree to his ranks with the signings of Ben Pearson, Daniel Johnson, Enda Stevens and Michael Rose.

They’re in dire need of further attacking recruits though with limited options currently available at the top of the pitch.

Now though, Bristol World has reported that one potential target is Bristol Rovers star Collins.

They state that while no bid has been made so far this summer, Stoke City have the Welshman on their radar. It comes after Collins notched 16 goals and 12 assists in 52 games across all competitions last season, impressing as a left-winger, centre-forward and attacking midfielder for the Gas.

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Stoke City, Stoke City hold initial interest in 28-goal/assist EFL forward

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Ready for the step up

There’s no doubt that Collins has proven himself as capable of making the step up to the Championship. He was one of League One’s standout performers last season, proving himself as a threat both in terms of goals and creatively.

His ability to play through the middle as a striker or attacking midfielder and out on the left would see him add versatility to the attacking ranks of whoever he joined too. Collins even captained Bristol Rovers on a few occasions, displaying his leadership abilities.

He might not be the cheapest signing after such a strong season in League One but it wouldn’t be a surprise if more interest was to emerge in Collins before the window slams shut at the start of September.

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