I predict that McCarthy will play Collins ahead of Mancienne against Sheff Utd tomorrow - and so he should. Collins came into the team against Doncaster at short notice and performed brilliantly. MOTM and a the winning goal - that's certainly putting a 'shift in'. The guy has his faults as we all know. He doesn't have much pace and his decision making when he has time on the ball can be woeful but his bravery in the tackle and sheer dominance in the air make him a vital cog in our promotion push. Mancienne has played well during his loan period and his turn of pace and quality on the ball have been a breath of fresh air....BUT.....he struggles to deal will strong, powerfully built centre forwards (eg Bent). He leaps well for a guy who's 5ft 10inchs but I still don't think he's big enough or brave enough to cope with being a centre half. Mark my words, he will end up being a full back or a brilliant holding midfielder. Against a well drilled, experienced and direct team - especially with players like James Beattie, Collins will be in his element. Mancienne has pulled out twice already with a cold and a headache....there is no way on this earth that Collins would have done that - he'd have played with influenza and bullet lodged in his brain. In years gone by Collins would have been the sort of first man over the trenches, the captain's favourite, the boy who carried out orders without question. Whether this is because he has the brain the size of a mouse or a heart the size of a lion I'm not quite sure. I'm sure that if we lose, Mick will be blasted for 'picking his favourites' but Collins deserves the shirt for tomorrow's match - he's earnt it.