Steve Collins

Born 21 March 1962 in Stamford.

One of the many local players who progressed through the ranks of the Posh during the late 1970’s and became a regular in the first team during the 1981/82 season. The following season was Steve’s best, playing in all 46 league games but his performances attracted interest from other clubs resulting in him being sold to Southend Utd for a small fee.

In December 1985 Steve returned to the Posh for a second spell this time with Posh using him more as a utility player rather than a left back.

Steve was involved in a near fatal injury on the pitch for the Posh in January 1987 when he collided with Northampton Town goalkeeper Peter Gleasure and swallowed his tongue. The quick actions of referee Gilbert Napthine and more importantly Posh physio Bill Harvey who pulled his tongue out, saved his life. Fortunately Steve made a full recovery and in total made 206 league appearances (+10 as a sub), scoring 3 goals, 15 FA Cup,19 FL Cup plus 19 appearances (+1 as a sub) in other competitions for the Posh.

Did you know: During his second spell with the club, due to his all action style Steve had the nickname of ‘Psycho’.