Former Collingwood premiership player Mick McGuane says the Pies should replace Scott Pendlebury as captain.
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The 1990 premiership player said on RSN sport radio that he believes Pendlebury is not leading by example.
“Lead from the front. If you’re saying it, you do it,” McGuane said.
“And I don’t think Scott is doing it to the best of his capabilities right now. We know he’s a great player, no one will question that, but I question sometimes if he looks for easy ball when things aren’t going well.”
McGuane suggested that 22-year-old midfielder Taylor Adams has all the capabilities to lead the club to another flag and should take over the captaincy as early as next year.
“I’d have no problems with giving Taylor Adams the captaincy next year,” he said.
Interesting comments from Mick McGuane on @RSNSportRadio. He'd like to see Taylor Adams as captain of the Magpies as early as next year.
— Adam White (@White_Adam) June 8, 2016
“That’s how much I rate him.
“Most importantly, when he says something, he’ll do it himself. And others will follow.
“I’m not sure whether Pendles has got that backing of the group right now. He’s saying a lot, he’s getting the footy a lot, but is he doing the hard work — the necessary hard work to turn the fortunes of a game around? That’s my question.
“He’ll (Adams) get his hands dirty and will change the fortunes of the team because he demands excellence.
“And he demands assertive nature, the way he plays his footy.
“That’s the type of guy that I’d be looking to lead.”