COLLINGWOOD defender Ben Reid is trying to convince his brother Sam to leave Sydney to join the Pies.

Sam Reid is in the final year of his contract and his elder sibling is pushing for the pair to be united, the Magpie told Melbourne radio station SEN on Monday.

"We definitely speak about it. I'd absolutely love to have him in the side. It'd help us, I think," Reid said.

"He does love it up in Sydney and he's very settled up there, but at the same time I'll definitely try to get in his ear.

"It's his decision and whatever he decides on, as long as he's happy and playing footy, that's the main thing."

Scoring has been an issue for Collingwood at times in 2017 and it entered the Queen's Birthday clash against Melbourne ranked 12th in points per game.

Sam Reid, 25, has played 11 games this year for a haul of 17.5 and would be another tall target alongside young gun Darcy Moore.

He will be a restricted free agent.

Meanwhile, Ben Reid is on track to come back in round 14 against Port Adelaide.

"I had a good run around this morning. I was sort of pushing to play this week, but with the bye next week they decided to give me the extra week's break and get cherry ripe for the second half of the year," Reid said.

He last played against Greater Western Sydney in round eight after suffering a quad injury.

"It's feeling really good now. I've had no problems with it for the past two or three weeks," Reid said.

Sam Reid has been in good form this year. Picture: AFL Photos