SCOTT Pendlebury is set to become Collingwood's longest-serving skipper after being named captain for a seventh straight season.

Steele Sidebottom will continue on as vice-captain, while Jeremy Howe and Taylor Adams have been elevated to help Collingwood's No.22 out. 

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All-Australian ruckman Brodie Grundy and Jordan Roughead have also been added to the leadership group for the first time.

Lynden Dunn was in the group last year but is not currently on the list as he recovers from a second knee reconstruction. He remains in contention for a rookie spot through the pre-season supplemental selection period. 


Pendlebury said he'll continue to cherish the role he has held since taking over from Nick Maxwell in 2014. 

"It has always been an honour and a role I have enjoyed," Pendlebury said.

Brodie Grundy will join Scott Pendlebury in the Pies' leadership group in 2020. Picture: AFL Photos

"But I will continue to emphasise, with our players and our fans, that strong leadership emerges from strong and united environments.

"The biggest responsibility the six of us (leaders) have is to continue to encourage and inspire others to lead. The collective strength of an entire squad prepared to take responsibility for its program is immense, certainly greater than you could hope for from a top down change room of a few leaders and many followers.

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"We are made by many and I would like to think that we will be led by many in 2020."

Pendlebury has led his team out on 149 occasions, topped only by Syd Coventry (153 matches) and current senior coach Nathan Buckley (161).