PERTH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 08: Brayden Maynard of the Magpies passes the ball during the AFL Second Qualifying Final match between the West Coast Eagles and the Collingwood Magpies at Optus Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Kay defender Brayden Maynard is set to extend his contract with the Collingwood Magpies.

Maynard is off-contract at the end of the 2022 season, with a two-year extension signed during April of 2019 running out, but the Adelaide-born 25-year-old, who was taken at Pick 30 in the 2014 AFL draft, has told Seven News he has no plans of going anywhere.

"(I'm) in talks at the moment. I absolutely love Collingwood, I'm a very loyal person, so I probably won't find myself anywhere else, but that's something my manager and myself are talking about," Maynard told Seven News.

Maynard managed 22 matches throughout the 2021 season for the Pies, putting in superb performances despite the team's overall struggles, with Collingwood eventually limping to 17th place on the ladder, only avoiding the wooden spoon ahead of the North Melbourne Kangaroos.

Throughout those 22 matches, Maynard averaged 21 disposals per game and shaped as a key figure for Collingwood, and will continue to do so as the club attempt to rebuild through 2022 and beyond.

Mason Cox, Josh Daicos, Jordan De Goey, Jeremy Howe, Darcy Moore and Steele Sidebottom shape as some of the other names off-contract at Collingwood at the end of the 2022 season.

The Maynard news comes as Seven News also revealed Jeremy Howe has put a new fitness regime in place throughout the off-season as he looks to have an injury-free 2022 and open the possibility of moving into the midfield.

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 26: Jeremy Howe of the Magpies looks on during the round 4 AFL match between Greater Western Sydney Giants and Collingwood Magpies at GIANTS Stadium on June 26, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Howe only managed six games in 2021 on the back of two hamstring setbacks.

He also opened up on a possibility of taking over as club captain from Scott Pendlebury, should the star step aside.

"It's definitely something you'd jump at for sure, but I think we have plenty of guys who can fill that role," Howe said.