GEELONG has recalled two experienced players for its Round 12 clash with the Western Bulldogs at Marvel Stadium on Friday night.

Rhys Stanley returns to the side and will play his first AFL game since Round 9. 

The 31-year-old will strengthen Geelong's ruck department after versatile Cat Mark Blicavs has filled the role in recent weeks.

Geelong's forwardline will also get a boost with Gary Rohan named to to return after being a late withdrawal last round.

Stanley and Rohan replace Shannon Neale and Francis Evans who have been omitted.

Neale will be in contention to be named as the medical substitute an hour prior to the first bounce after being named an emergency alongside Mitch Knevitt, Quinton Narkle and Luke Dahlhaus.

The Cats will be chasing their third consecutive victory on Friday night. All the action will get underway from 7.50pm.

Round 12 Team

INS: Gary Rohan, Rhys Stanley

OUTS: Shannon Neale (omitted), Francis Evans (omitted)

Backs Tom Stewart Sam De Koning Tom Atkins
Half Backs Jake Kolodjashnij Mark Blicavs Zach Guthrie
Centreline Mitch Duncan Cameron Guthrie Isaac Smith
Half Forwards Gryan Miers Jeremy Cameron Gary Rohan
Forwards Brad Close Tom Hawkins Tyson Stengle
Followers Rhys Stanley Brandan Parfitt Joel Selwood
Interchange Jed Bews Mark O'Connor Cooper Stephens
  Zach Tuohy    
Emergencies Quinton Narkle Mitch Knevitt Luke Dahlhaus
  Shannon Neale