Terry Collins doesn’t care much for spring training stats.

“You’ve got to be careful with March and September,” the Mets manager said yesterday, referring to spring training, as well as when rosters expand late in the season.

That’s good news for Ruben Tejada.

The shortstop has just four hits in 47 at-bats (.085). He has walked five times and collected only two-extra base hits for an OBP of .189 and a slugging percentage of .189.

Yet Collins hasn’t lost faith in the 23-year-old.

“Ruben Tejada has done it under the bright lights two years in a row,” Collins said.

Still, it didn’t stop Collins from having a long chat with Tejada yesterday.

“His swing is better and he’s making better contact,” Collins said. “I talked to him at length about some things. He’s going to get another chance.”

It’s not like the Mets have a lot of other options at the position, something the manager noted earlier this spring.

So it’s left to hitting coach Dave Hudgens to figure out how get Tejada going before the end of spring training.

“He’s hitting too many fly balls,” Hudgens said before Tejada went 0-for-2 with a walk in a 7-4 win over the Braves at Champion Field. “It looks like he’s getting underneath the ball, and that’s the last thing he needs to be doing.”

Instead, the Mets would like Tejada to work the count more and hit to the opposite field.