The Bendigo Bank Cats have named a strong team for their round 21 clash against Essendon at GMHBA Stadium on Sunday.

19 AFL listed Cats have been named in the 27-man squad, with Ryan Abbott, Nakia Cockatoo, Lachie Fogarty, Ben Jarvis and Jamaine Jones all included after missing last round’s nine point loss to Williamstown.

This weekend’s match promises to be another terrific test for the Cats with the Bombers sitting fourth on the ladder heading into the final round.

A victory for the Geelong could see them finish as high as fifth if other results go their way.

The first ball will be bounced at 11.40am. 

For those supporters who cannot make it to GMHBA Stadium on Sunday, the match will be televised live on seven.

Geelong’s round 21 team

B: B Reid, B Schlensog, B Jarvis
HB: O Brownless, A Black, Z Guthrie
C: J Parsons, N Cockatoo, S Selwood
HF: S Simpson, W Buzza, J Jones
F: Z Smith, D Fort, N Kreuger
R: R Abbott, C Constable, S Menegola
INT: J Tarca, C Mitchell, J McLachlan, L Fogarty, J Kennerley, N Rokahr, P Dowling, D Gore
23P: A Byrne

In: B Jarvis, J Jones, A Byrne, R Abbott, C Mitchell, L Fogarty, N Cockatoo
Out: K O’Connor, C Jones, R Stanley