GEELONG will be looking to bounce back from their opening round defeat when they host Brisbane at GMHBA Stadium on Friday night.

Ahead of the highly anticipated encounter between two of last year’s top four sides, we take a look at the players in the mix for a recall this week, presented by Vital Strength.

Jack Henry

A victim of Geelong’s depth within its backline in Round 1, Jack Henry is firmly in the mix for an instant recall to lineup against the Lions after being named in Geelong’s best in their VFL practice match on Saturday.

“He was really good,” VFL Coach Shane O’Bree said speaking to K rock football. 

“Everything he did today that he needed to work on he did really well, so I am sure he will be back in the side next week.”

Jack Henry at Tuesday's training session at GMHBA Stadium.

Charlie Constable

The medical sub for Round 1. Constable replaced Sam Menegola in the final quarter and had 6 disposals from 13% game time. 

A likely replacement for Sam Menegola and/or Patrick Dangerfield should either miss this week’s game.

Francis Evans

Named an emergency for Round 1 after an impressive pre-season. The second-year Cat is dangerous around goals and will be in contention again this week.

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 08: Francis Evans of the Cats in action during the Geelong Cats AFL training session at GMHBA Stadium on December 08, 2020 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos)

Max Holmes

Another Cat that was ‘really good’ in Geelong’s VFL hit out against Coburg was first round draftee Max Holmes.

The lightly built midfielder was the standout player on the weekend in O’Bree’s eyes, making him a smokey for an AFL chance early in the season. 

“He was our best player by a bit today.” 

“He was playing as an inside mid and on the wing as well. He won a heap of the ball and looked really composed. 

“His assets are his speed around the contest, but he is built for long periods, so we were really happy with Max’s first whole game he was able to play with us.”

Mitch Duncan

A crucial member of Geelong’s best 22 when fit and firing. Duncan is ‘doubtful’ for Friday’s game as he recovers from a calf injury.

“Mitch continues to build his conditioning. He has not yet been ruled out of Friday’s game and we will monitor his progress throughout the week.”

Zach Tuohy

Trained well on Tuesday at GMHBA Stadium and will be strongly considered at the selection table this week. Was named in Geelong's best in the VFL on the weekend.

Tuohy’s ability to generate run on the outside combined with his penetrating kicking game was missed in Round 1 after playing 19 games last year. 

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Darcy Fort

Named in the Banker’s best on the weekend after a dominant display in the ruck against Coburg. He also pushed forward to kick two goals and will likely compete with Josh Jenkins for the ruck/forward role against Brisbane.

Geelong's Round 2 clash against Brisbane at GMHBA Stadium Stadium will commence at 7.50pm AEDT.