Scott Pendlebury admits he’s been blessed with a charmed injury run during his career as he seeks to become the first-ever Collingwood player to reach 400 games.
With the silky midfielder just 13 games away from breaking Tony Shaw’s games record at Collingwood, Pendlebury's durability could see him join the elite 400-game club.
But the 32-year-old says despite being repeatedly asked about his future years in the game, he’s firmly focused on the upcoming season.
“I’ve signed on for next year so let’s hope I can get to 350 games,” he said on Sportsday.
“It’s an interesting stage, everyone always talks about how far you get can, but for me it’s been about looking ahead to the new season and preparing really well.
“I’ve been so incredibly well lucky with injuries, so I’ve been able to put pre-seasons together. You speak to anyone who say they’ve had career-best years and they always say they’ve had good pre-seasons. I’ve had that for 14 years.
“I’ve had a really good summer, a really strong pre-season and looking forward like most in the competition to cracking in and getting ready for round one.”
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