FC Halifax Town midfielder Michael Collins has retired from playing and taken up the role as head coach at Bradford City.

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The 32-year-old former Huddersfield Town midfielder takes over at the League One side with Greg Abbott and Martin Drury his assistants. FC Halifax have expressed their ‘sincere gratitude for his immense contribution both on and off the pitch last season.’

Town boss Jamie Fullarton had told the official website:

“Due to the change to morning training and Michael’s coaching career progressing at Bradford City, Michael has taken the decision to retire from playing to focus fully on coaching. Michael will be missed for his influence on the pitch and in the dressing room but we respect his decision and wish him well.

“We’ve made it clear that should his situation change then he would be welcomed back to play for FC Halifax Town.”

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