Collingwood have named an unchanged leadership group for 2019 with Scott Pendlebury set to captain the club for a sixth season.
Pendlebury becomes the third longest serving Pies skipper and is joined by vice-captain Steele Sidebottom, Taylor Adams, Jeremy Howe and Lynden Dunn.
The news was released via a video showing coach Nathan Buckley address the playing group in the inner sanctum of the club.
“We’re continuing to ramp up and find those opportunities where you guys run it, where you guys lead it, where you guys control it and make adjustments according to our plan and preparation on game day,” Buckley told his players.
Pendelbury has played 277 games for Collingwood and faces the prospect of becoming the third ever Magpie to hit the 300-match milestone.
“Leadership isn’t an individual responsibility in team sport, though. It has to be a collective strength. A whole of squad mentality,” Pendlebury said.
“Which is why we need not only Steele, Tay, Howey, Dunny and myself taking charge but everyone who pulls on the jumper. If we have that underlying strength we won’t be an easy proposition for anyone.”
The Pies also named Brodie Grundy, Jamie Elliott, Adam Treloar, Darcy Moore, Brayden Maynard and Tom Langdon to their group of emerging leaders.