GEELONG’S selection committee will come together later this week to pick a team to take on Melbourne in the final game of the home and away season.
The match will take place at GMHBA Stadium on Saturday evening from 7.25pm and televised on Channel Seven.
Ahead of the highly anticipated encounter geelongcats.coma.au looks at the players who could be in contention for a recall this week, presented by Vital Strength.
Has featured in 17 games this season and established himself as a crucial member of Geelong’s forwardline setup with 28 goals for the season.
After completing a good session on Friday, coach Chris Scott is hopeful Rohan will return this week.
“We are very optimistic that he will be,” Scott said post-game.
“He had a good session yesterday and we think that’s likely. Probable.”
Another key cog for the Cats inside their attacking half. Miers’ elite endurance base combined with his natural knack for kicking crucial goals could see him make an immediate return to the side if he can pass a fitness test this week.
Geelong’s GM of Football Simon Lloyd declared last week that Zach Tuohy will miss ‘multiple weeks’ after suffering a hamstring injury against GWS in Round 21. The Irishmen has been an important player for the Cats this season averaging 23 disposals and four rebound 50s per game (second at the club).
The forward turned defender hasn’t featured in the senior team since Round 19 but demonstrated his value in his 18 games this year leading the club for defensive ground ball gets and averaging 18 disposals per game. Atkins is another that will be considered but will need to pass a fitness test first.
Best of the Rest
Other Cats waiting in the wings for an opportunity include Jordan Clark, Charlie Constable, Francis Evans, Nathan Kreuger and Quinton Narkle, all of whom have either played or been named within the emergencies in recent rounds. Mitch Duncan is another likely to come under consideration soon as he improves his conditioning after being sidelined since Round 14 with a PCL injury.