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Goldsack says Reid pushing for AFL recall

By AAP Newswire

Injury-plagued Collingwood tall forward Ben Reid is making an unlikely push for an AFL finals recall.

As the Magpies sweat on Darcy Moore's latest hamstring setback, teammate Tyson Goldsack has flagged Reid as a finals selection bolter.

Reid has not played since round 15, when he suffered another calf muscle injury in an innocuous incident against North Melbourne.

He then hurt a hamstring while in recovery but Mason Cox's season-ending eye injury has given Reid a glimmer of hope.

"His mood was 'yeah, maybe that's it for me', then Coxy goes down and the door opens," Goldsack told Channel Seven's Game Day.

"Reidy has been training really hard and he's looking likely to come back, so watch this space."

Moore sat out the end of Friday night's win over Essendon because of hamstring tightness.

It was his first game back after five matches out with a hamstring injury.

But the Magpies are set to regain star forward Jordan De Goey after a hamstring injury for the first week of the finals, while Jaidyn Stephenson is poised to return from his gambling suspension.

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley was optimistic after Friday's game that defender Matt Scharenberg would not miss any games, after he was concussed in a friendly-fire incident with Levi Greenwood.

Essendon key defender Michael Hurley also suffered a shoulder injury in a heavy collision during Friday night's game.

It remains unclear whether he will be back for their elimination final or his season is over.