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Pendlebury signs until 2020

Scott Pendlebury has agreed to a contract that will enable him to remain a Magpie until at least the end of 2020.

Collingwood captain Scott Pendlebury has declared he is truly black and white, committing to the club for the next five years.

The Collingwood faithful heard the news first, with President Eddie McGuire announcing Pendlebury’s re-signing at the E.W. Copeland Trophy event at Crown this evening.

The 27-year-old put pen to paper to remain at the Holden Centre until at least the end of 2020, extending his career in the black and white stripes to 15 years.

In his first decade at the club, Pendlebury has achieved nearly every AFL accolade on offer, including a premiership, Norm Smith Medal, three E.W. Copeland Trophies, five All Australian selections and two ANZAC Day Medals.

“The direction the club is taking really excites me. We have a solid group of young players who have got a taste of senior footy and we have the right program and people in place to take this group to the next level,” Pendlebury said.

“I’m proud to captain this club and want to be part of what the future holds.”

The 214-gamer leads a group of promising young players who extended their contracts earlier this year, including draftees Jordan De Goey, Brayden Maynard and Darcy Moore, as well Jamie Elliott, Tom Langdon, Jackson Ramsay and Matthew Scharenberg.

“To have an individual of Scott’s character committed to lead this team forward long-term provides a really solid environment for our young players to learn and develop both on and off the field,” Director of Football Neil Balme said.

“Scott’s uncompromising professionalism and commitment has seen him become one of the game’s elite midfielders and we are really pleased our supporters get to see him run out onto the ‘G as a Magpie for a further five years.”