Collingwood have announced themselves as a finals contender after a 17th-placed finish last season, with rookie coach Craig McRae leading his young brigade to a potential September berth in 2022.

The Magpies have blooded a number of new names and faces across this year and continue to prove doubters wrong despite their youthful squad.

The likes of prized pick Nick Daicos and former Bulldog Patrick Lipinski have been a breath of fresh air, while Darcy Cameron is enjoying a career-best campaign in his third year at the club since switching from Sydney.

The trio, among many others, have been crucial in Collingwood's turn of fortunes, with further off-season acquisitions needed to strengthen the club's hopes of reaching an elusive 16th premiership.

With the Magpies likely to be major players in the open market this year, we've named five potential targets for Collingwood to consider.

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2. Bobby Hill

Another player the Pies have been linked to, both this year and last.

Hill notably requested a move to Victoria at the end of the 2021 season and a potential move to Essendon fell through, while Collingwood were understood to be circling with an offer of their own ready.

With Hill remaining at the Giants for another 12 months and now set to reach the end of his contract, interest from the Pies - and potentially others - is anticipated.

A pure forward threat, Hill would not only add to a promising small forward crop that includes Beau McCreery and Jack Ginnivan, but would allow the fledgling pair to move further up the ground and share their workload in midfield, a similar path to that of Jordan De Goey.

Hill boasts a neat craft at ground level, but has found himself among the best high flyers in the competition, emerging as an aerial threat as much as he is one when the ball hits the deck.