Jack Steven will make his Geelong debut against Carlton at GMHBA Stadium on Saturday night.
Steven replaces Brandan Parfitt in Geelong’s 22-man team, who has withdrawn with hamstring soreness.
Steven’s inclusion is set to to bring much excitement to Geelong’s supporters who have been eagerly awaiting for their start recruit to play his first game for the club.
The 30-year-old moved to the Cats at the end of the 2019 season after playing 183 games for St Kilda where he was a four-time best and fairest winner.
Lachie Fogarty will come into the squad as an emergency.