Dublin-born Collins – a Republic of Ireland U21 international whose father David and uncle Eamonn both played in the Football League – joins the Clarets with Sean Dyche’s side preparing for a sixth successive season in the Premier League.
The commanding centre-back looks to be a key acquisition as Dyche seeks to strengthen and refresh his squad and keep the Clarets moving forward.
Collins follows the path of a number of previous signings who have emerged from the Championship to become proven Premier League performers at Turf Moor.
And the Irishman will also be out to continue in a line of outstanding central defenders who have played under Dyche, with club captain Ben Mee and James Tarkowski the latest to wear the shirts and give the new arrival something to aim for.
“Even watching them last season, they are really good, the way they talk to each other and the way they play,” Colins told Clarets+ in his first club interview after checking in at the Barnfield Training Centre.
“I think they have really big roles in this team and is something to look up to.
“The gaffer here has improved many players before, which is another part of why I came to this club.
“I think I’m ready but I just want to improve myself. I want to get better and help this team. I can’t wait to get going for pre-season.”
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