Collingwood skipper Scott Pendlebury says he’s more than happy with the fitness levels of his teammates after the Magpies resumed training at the Holden Centre on Monday.

The players trained in small groups as they begin preparations for the resumption of the premiership season in mid-June.

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“We had a pretty good program over the eight weeks [away from the club],” Pendlebury told collingwoodfc.com.au.

“It wasn’t too full-on, but it was enough that all the boys come back fit and ready to go.”

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The players’ first day back at the club involved a mix of training and getting themselves across the many rules and regulations brought in to enable footy to get going again.

“It was good to train with some new faces and stop training in pairs, so it was nice to train with six other guys,” Pendlebury said.

“For everyone, there’s a lot of information we’re trying to consume today and make sure we’re doing the right thing.”

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