RETURNING Cat Gryan Miers successfully completed match practice in a VFL intraclub hit-out last weekend and is in the frame for selection.

Geelong coach Chris Scott says the Cats may lean towards erring on the side of caution with their mercurial forward.

“He’s coming back from a fractured fibula so he missed a fair bit of running, he’s behind in comparison to a player who’s had a shoulder issue and could still run.

"We’re probably leaning towards being a bit more cautious with Gryan’s return."

Reigning Carji Greeves medallist Cam Guthrie is also in line to see some football action this weekend.

“Cam Guthrie is currently full training," GM of Football Simon Lloyd says.

“There’s been a focus for Cam on increasing his strength in the gym and we’ll assess his availability at match selection.”

Sam Simpson continues to work his way back after injuring his quad while on the comeback trail from a hamstring injury.

“Sam Simpson had a low-grade quad injury. We’re taking a conservative approach with Sam. He’s positively progressing through his rehab," Lloyd says.

Second-year Cats Taheny and Stephens are making progress in the rehab group.

“Cam Taheny suffered a moderate hamstring strain several weeks ago. He’s doing a good job working on his strength and rehab program,” Lloyd says.

“Cooper Stephens had ankle surgery in late May, he’s recovering well and has commenced his early rehab.”