Collingwood have been boosted by the news Darcy Moore has committed his future to the club after penning a bumper six-year deal.
The Pies are priced at 2/1 to make the eight and play finals and the news of Moore signing should lift the whole club for the rest of the year.
Speculation over the future of Moore had been rumbling on as he was due to be off-contract at the end of the year.
The defender had been weighing up a new six-year deal and the Magpies will be delighted that he has finally agreed to sign it.
Moore is now committed until the end of the 2028 campaign.
New coach Craig McRae is delighted to have Moore tied down and is in no doubt he is a future captain of the club.
"There is no doubting that (he can captain the club). I've said this openly before; we've got many guys that could step up and take over from Pendles," he said.
"Darcy is the vice-captain for a reason because players have voted for him. He's got captain qualities, no doubt.”
The news follows on from Reef McInnes, Beau McCreery, Jack Ginnivan and Charlie Dean all re-signed for another two years. Aiden Begg also added an extra year to his deal.
"We can't help but be excited by what’s happening behind the scenes. Graham Wright has done an awesome job getting Darcy signed for six years and the other guys as well," McRae added.