GEELONG is set to regain the services of Cameron Guthrie for its Round 14 blockbuster against the Western Bulldogs at GMHBA Stadium on Friday night.
Coach Chris Scott revealed the news at his press conference on Wednesday.
“We think he will play but we have still got 48 hours to work through,” Scott said.
Gryan Miers is another Cat who’s edging closer to an AFL return but might have to wait a little as the Cats take a more cautious approach with him.
“He played some match practice last weekend on the Saturday which was good for him to get under his belt.
“He’s coming back from a fractured fibula, he’s missed a fair bit of running, so he’s behind in comparison say a player that’s had a shoulder issue but can still run would be.
“So, we are probably leaning towards being a bit more cautious with Gryan’s return.”
Scott did suggest that the VFL could be an option for Miers this week should the Bendigo Bank Cats’ game go ahead as planned.
“He’d play if there is a game available for us and we haven’t had that confirmed yet to my knowledge, then I think we’d look to play him.
“We haven’t ruled him out of the AFL team, but I am just trying to give you a bit of an insight into how we are leaning.”
Another Cat that is on the fringe of AFL team selection is Quinton Narkle who was an unused medical substitute in Geelong’s big win against Port Adelaide.
“Everything that we are seeing from Quinton leads us to believe that he is going to do everything he can to force his way into the team.
“When we are close to full availability it is a hard midfield to get into, but I think he has the capacity to force his way into our team irrespective of who’s available."
Other Cats that could be in the selection mix this week include ruckman Rhys Stanley, utility Zach Guthrie and first-year Cat Max Holmes, who were all emergencies last round.