Is it time for a captaincy change at Collingwood?
Kane Cornes thinks the time is right for Scott Pendlebury to relinquish the Magpies captaincy, a position he has held since the 2014 season.
Pendlebury, who signed a two-year contract extension in October, will undergo surgery to have a plate inserted in his lower left leg after injuring himself in training last Friday morning.
The 33-year-old missed the last four games of this year with a similar injury and won’t train again until 2022.
“Time to move on, I would’ve thought,” Cornes told SEN Breakfast.
“Just with the stage that Collingwood are at with their list and their rebuild.
“I’d be looking at the way Travis Boak has rejuvenated his career by handing the captaincy on, that’s what I would do if I was Pendlebury.
“He’s just signed a new two-year contact, allow him to play with some freedom for the last two years.”
Cornes identified Taylor Adams as the man to succeed Pendlebury as Collingwood captain.
“Taylor Adams is the guy, isn’t he?” he said.
“I hear Darcy Moore, but how often does Darcy Moore play more than 15 games in a season? Can you absolutely rely on Darcy Moore week in, week out?
“I know Taylor Adams has had some injury concerns. But when he’s there, he’s so consistent. I reckon Taylor Adams is the guy.”
The Port Adelaide champion would also elevate Brayden Maynard to a leadership role for 2022.