Collingwood has strengthened its tall stocks with the acquisition of Sydney follower Darcy Cameron on a two-year deal.

Cameron became a Magpie through a swap of third and fourth round selections in the 2019 national draft, with the Swans to receive pick 56 from Collingwood in exchange for pick 62 and the 205cm ruckman.

Cameron had indicated several weeks ago that he was keen to continue his career with Collingwood where the opportunity to develop his play as a ruckman/forward exists.

Collingwood list manager, Ned Guy, said Cameron’s versatility and his developing aerial craft will add depth and provide new options for coach Nathan Buckley to explore.

“We have been keen for some time to add to our group of ruckmen and Darcy is someone we identified as a good fit for our squad,” Guy said.

“We like his marking ability and think that, apart from time spent on the ball, he can develop into a presence in front of the ball.  Darcy has the instincts of a natural footballer. I think he will give Nathan and the coaching group real flexibility.”