Collingwood will aim to string together back-to-back wins for the first time in 2019 against North Melbourne on Saturday.

The Magpies are coming off a good win against then fourth-placed Footscray last weekend. The Bulldogs had won the reverse fixture by 12 goals in round two.

It was an even spread of contributors that got the job done against the Dogs, with eight Pies gathering 20 or more touches.

Matthew Scharenberg and Isaac Quaynor were both terrific in defence and loom as possible replacements for the injured Jeremy Howe.

Quaynor is listed as a test after picking up a groin niggle on Sunday but finished the match.

Tyson Goldsack left the game in the third quarter against the Dogs and had ice applied to his calf, but Jared Rivers believed after the match that it was a precautionary measure. Goldsack is also listed as a test for this week.

Rupert Wills has missed the last two games with a calf injury but the big-bodied midfielder will hope to put his hand up for selection with a strong week on the track.

North is coming off its bye and has won just two games this season, to sit one spot below the Pies in 13th on the VFL ladder.

It will be the Kangaroos’ first trip to Victoria Park as a VFL club after joining the competition last year.

The Pies won the only meeting between the two sides last year at Avalon Airport Oval.