Pies skipper back to take on Saints in AFL

Jason Phelan

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has declared skipper Scott Pendlebury a certain starter for Saturday night's clash against St Kilda.

Pendlebury missed the Magpies' round-eight loss to Geelong with an ankle injury, but has trained strongly this week

"He'll play ... it was touch and go last week, but he doesn't miss many and he's ready to go," Buckley told reporters on Friday.