Colling aren't "saving anything in the tank" for Taylor Adams' push to be fit for Saturday's grand final against Brisbane.
The veteran Magpie will be required to prove his fitness at each training session in the build-up to the big stage, with Thursday's main session to be pivotal for Adams' chances of overcoming a recent hamstring strain in time for the season decider.
The club confirmed on Monday evening that the 30-year-old is currently at 85-90% fit and will be looking to make up the final 10-15% to be approved for selection.
Collingwood high-performance boss Jarrod Wade revealed via the club's website that Adams is "progressing really well" in his recovery and remain in consideration for selection.
“He's up to about 85 to 90 percent running speed, so clocking in at a pretty good speed and we know now that the progressions from 90 to 100 percent have got to occur before game day,” said Wade.
“You'll see him in some training early in the week and we'll be giving him every chance towards the end of the week to make sure we clear that speed.
“We're going to tick every box with him before the game, so that if he is fit and available to play that we know he is going to be good to go and not take any risk from that point of view.
“We're not saving anything in the tank from a training point of view, we're going to make sure we clear him during the week, at the moment he's progressing really well, we're just going to have to wait and see where that lands come Thursday's main training session."
Wade added that key forward Dan McStay won't require surgery on his hampered knee, with the Collingwood recruit having suffered a high-grade MCL sprain in last Friday's preliminary final win over GWS.
Fringe forward Ash Johnson has begun running after suffering a broken arm earlier this month as he prepares for season 2024, while defender Will Kelly has commenced the running and weighs block of his recovery ahead of preseason following recent wrist surgery.
Collingwood will name their side for the 2023 AFL Grand Final on Thursday at 6:20pm (AEST).