Collingwood look set to go in with an unchanged line-up for Saturday’s Grand Final against the West Coast Eagles.
Jeremy Howe has been under an injury cloud all week after he hurt his ankle in last week’s preliminary final win over Richmond.
But assistant coach Robert Harvey confirmed the star defender is “100 per cent” fit for the premiership decider.
“Howey [Howe] looked fine so at this stage…we’ll go and have a chat now, but it looks all good for us to be unchanged,” Harvey told reporters after Thursday’s training session.
“He’s done a fair bit and I reckon he’d be rapt with how he’s come up so I think he goes in 100 per cent.”
“I think he was a bit concerned after the game, so he goes in really strongly and 100 per cent fit which is really good.”
Harvey also said the Magpies’ match committee was unlikely to bring Darcy Moore or Ben Reid into the side, after Nathan Buckley said earlier in the week both players were a chance to return to stifle the West Coast tall forward line.
“They [Moore and Reid] both trained really strongly then, and I think Bucks put that on the agenda early in the week. So, we’ll have to go in and work out match ups and where we look from that point of view.
“It’s good to have everyone available. Those guys got through, Howey [Howe] got through, so the availability is good which is the main thing.”