GEELONG is set to make at least one change to its Round 8 team that will play Richmond at the MCG on Friday night.

Gryan Miers is set to miss with a fracture to his lower leg, opening up the door for another player to get an opportunity in the senior side this week.

Here are some of the players in contention in this week’s edition of ‘In The Mix’ presented by Vital Strength.

Sam Simpson

Coach Chris Scott said at Wednesday's press conference that "with a small forward likely going out this week it's more likely a small forward type that comes in" for the Grand Final re-match.

That brings Sam Simpson right into contention with his ability to rotate between midfield and attack.

He has now gotten through two games after an injury interrupted start to the season, and after collecting 18 disposals on the weekend looks ready for a recall.

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 24: Sam Simpson of the Cats (R) celebrates a goal with Stefan Okunbor of the Cats during the match between the NAB AFL Academy and the Geelong Cats VFL side at GMHBA Stadium on April 24, 2021 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/AFL Photos)

Shaun Higgins

The classy former Roo is in contention to play his first AFL game since Round 3 after being sidelined with thumb and hamstring injuries.

"He is in the mix. If we had to pick the team tonight we would pick him and then who knows what can happen after that," coach Chris Scott said on Wednesday.

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Chris Scott speaks to the media ahead of the round eight clash with the Tigers. Presented by Morris Finance

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Esava Ratugolea

Made a successful return via the VFL last weekend after a groin issue saw him miss Geelong's VFL practice match win against the AFL Academy. 

"We are really happy with the way he has responded post that little bit of a groin issue which seems to be one of those anomalies which is hard to explain."

"He was training really well only a couple of days post, got the training and match practice in up in Sydney we were hoping to get into him, so he is back in the frame."

Esava Ratugolea in action for Geelong in their Round 1 VFL win against North Melbourne on Sunday. Credit Arj Giese.

Darcy Fort

Was best-on-ground in the VFL Bendigo Bank Cats four-point win against the Swans.

The Cats ruckman finished with a game-high nine clearances and 17 disposals.

Max Holmes in action for the Bendigo Bank Cats in a practice match against Port Melbourne. Credit Arj Giese.

Max Holmes

His explosiveness and running prowess could suit the wide expanses of the MCG on Friday night. 

Found plenty of the footy once again in the VFL with 26 disposals and six clearances.

Charlie Constable

Another Cat who found plenty of the pill on the weekend recording a game-high 28 disposals, eight clearances and five score involvements.

Nick Stevens

Was the carryover emergency on the weekend after an impressive start in the VFL this season.

"Nick is progressing really well, but he is more a defender and there were some complicating factors last week with our VFL team being up in Sydney, so I don't think it should be read as Nick being the next one in necessarily, but we are happy with his progress."