COLLINGWOOD skipper Scott Pendlebury has been handed the leadership reins for a fifth-straight season.

Pendlebury will captain the Magpies in 2018 with Steele Sidebottom again named alongside him as vice-captain.

Pendlebury said he would lean heavily on the rest of the playing group as the Pies seek a return to finals football following a disappointing 2017 season.

"As we mature as a group, more players are willing to drive the behaviours that we are about as a side. The football program places a lot of trust in the individual and it’s up to us to display all the right behaviours and drive the standards behind closed doors to give us the best shot come match day," the 30-year-old said.

Sidebottom won his first Copeland Trophy last year as he led Collingwood through the final six games of the season while Pendlebury recovered from a finger injury.

The talented pair are joined in the leadership team by veteran defender and former Demon Lynden Dunn, who came to the Westpac Centre at the end of 2016 and shone in a lock-down defensive post in black and white.

"The moment 'Dunny' walked in the door you took note of his voice around the track and the locker room, and the experience he brings I think is invaluable for our young group. It’s a great reward for him," Pendlebury said.

Taylor Adams and Jeremy Howe round out the Pies' 2018 leadership group.