“I didn’t have any concept,” Maynard mentioned.
“I didn’t assume I might be in there as a result of usually they decide the boys who get all of the touches. Whereas I didn’t get have many disposals I felt like my effort was at all times there and to be named in such an elite, A-grade group makes me really feel really blessed and honoured.”
Magpies midfielder Taylor Adams educated properly on Friday as he seems to be to show his health after a groin damage whereas key place participant Nathan Kreuger, who crossed to Collingwood from Geelong within the low season, is because of play VFL this weekend after 16 weeks out with a shoulder damage.
“I really feel like Taylor trainings the home down each time he will get out right here and it was exhausting to cease him on the market,” Maynard mentioned.
“He educated properly tonight and attempting to come back again. He brings a whole lot of management and a little bit of grunt which we’ve missed the previous couple of weeks so if he can come again the boys would adore it.
“Kreuger has been out 15 or 16 weeks. I’m fairly certain he went to Europe to get some remedy. To see him practice the home down, it’s a credit score to him. I’m trying ahead to watching him play VFL.”
The Magpies have proven they will match it with anybody this season and whereas Geelong topped the ladder within the residence and away season, Maynard mentioned he doesn’t concern the Cats.
“Concern? Nah. By no means. I don’t concern anybody,” Maynard mentioned.
“I’m trying ahead to the competition. They’ve been the perfect aspect all yr, clearly, however we now have a younger group and I can’t wait to get on the market subsequent Saturday.”
Maynard additionally mentioned he believed midfielder Jordan De Goey would keep on the membership subsequent season.
“He’s not going anyplace – I’ll make certain of that,” Maynard mentioned.
“I haven’t actually had a dialog with him as I don’t need to be one other voice in his ear however I’m certain they are going to work one thing out as he’s actually needed and the opposite boys profit from taking part in alongside him.”
Maynard additionally echoed requires a thief to return a pair ruckman Mason Cox’s goggles which Cox mentioned had been stolen from the mail room in his condo constructing this week.
Cox was coaching in an older pair on Friday.
“I don’t know who that was however please give them again as he wants them and we want him,” Maynard mentioned.