Pies re-sign Brown brothers, Scharenberg set to follow

Injury-free: Matthew Scharenberg.

Injury-free: Matthew Scharenberg.

Collingwood is set to lock in emerging defender Matt Scharenberg as they begin to make decisions on a raft of uncontracted players following a promising start to the season.

The 22-year-old has been a consistent performer in defence, playing above his size to take intercept marks and has developed into a reliable user of the ball.

His breakout year has come after the No. 6 pick in the 2013 national draft overcame two knee reconstructions that forced him to miss 2014 and 2016. An announcement on his future is possible later this week.

The Magpies also announced that they had re-signed the Brown brothers, Callum and Tyler, the sons of club champion Gavin Brown.

And while exciting forward Jordan De Goey is yet to put pen to paper, Collingwood are hopeful they can land his signature despite the fervent interest of other clubs as the 22-year-old grows as a match-winner.

De Goey's manager Ben Niall told Fairfax Media last week he was opening talks with the Magpies but no decision had been made on his future.

Darcy Moore, meanwhile, is yet to agree to a contract offer made earlier this year.

The Magpies are expected to announce further re-signings in the next fortnight as they look to consolidate the list that has shown improved form under Nathan Buckley in 2018.

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