Collingwood is set to hand a debut to youngster Brayden Sier this weekend.
Sier has played 27 games in the VFL across three seasons since being picked by the Pies at 32 in the 2015 draft.
The 21-year-old has had a series of injury issues, including concussion, a broken wrist and hamstring issues.
Sier made headlines earlier this year when he was sanctioned for betting on games during 2017, and Nathan Buckley said he saved his career by getting serious about footy late last season.
"By his own admission, (Sier) probably didn't have football high enough in his priorities in the first 18 months (of his time at the club),” Buckley said.
"The last half of last year Brayden really knuckled down and saved his career at Collingwood in many ways, and showed at the club that he was serious about being an AFL footballer.
“So he earned another year on his contract.”