Collins has missed over a year of action since joining the Iron from Huddersfield, but has been at his best since returning to action in December.
Laws said: "I think Michael has been at his most consistent, and that is not only due to his hard work and determination but also because he's had a run of games as well.
"Having been out so long, he has come back and shown what a good player he is. He is important to us and if he wasn't in the side we would definitely miss him, so that tells you how big a player he is.
"I think we all agree that a Michael Collins on form is a very, very good player. Without a doubt, his best position is central midfield and that is where he is more effective."
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