AFL Rd 9 - Fremantle v Collingwood
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 02: Brayden Maynard of the Magpies walks from the field after being defeated during the round nine AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Collingwood Magpies at Optus Stadium on August 02, 2020 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Collingwood are “miles away” from winning a premiership, according to Fox Footy’s Gary Lyon.

The Magpies have been hit with yet another injury crisis, with Jordan De Goey (finger), Jeremy Howe (knee) and Adam Treloar (hamstring) all sidelined for extended periods.

Ben Reid and Brody Mihocek were also added to the injury list after the Magpies 56-point loss to Melbourne last night.

The loss fuelled questions about the Magpies premiership aspirations, but Lyon believes they are a long way off at this point.

“You asked earlier about premiership [Collingwood’s chances], that’s a mile away now,” Lyon told Fox Footy on Saturday.

“They’re still in the eight and they’re not going to give that up. They were my [premiership favourites] early in the year.

“It’s a big challenge for Nathan Buckley and his group now.

“You’re away, there’s no escaping any of this. You’re constantly reminded that you’re not at full strength.”

Not a year has gone by that the Magpies have not had an injury crisis since Buckley replaced Mick Malthouse as coach in 2012.

Collingwood will hope to return to their winning ways when they next play North Melbourne.