GEELONG speed machine Gary Rohan will return to the side to face the Tigers this Sunday barring any misfortune during this week’s main training session.

Rohan was one of three Cats withdrawn from last week’s trip to Perth.

“Gary Rohan missed last week with a quad cork,” GM of Football Simon Lloyd says.

“He’s trained fully this week and will be available.”

Jeremy Cameron (hamstring) and Mitch Duncan (knee) remain on the sidelines as they complete their injury rehab.

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Geelong’s VFL side was unable to take the field last weekend due to Victoria’s COVID outbreak, however three Cats made progress in the team’s last outing.

Sam Simpson (quad), Jordan Clark (shoulder) and Nathan Kreuger (ankle) all resumed play.

“Sam Simpson returned in the VFL down at Williamstown 10 days ago,” Lloyd says.

“Sam got through the game well and his agility and speed gave a positive outlook.

“Now for Sam, it will be about putting a block of games together and increasing his game time going forward.”

Twenty-year-old Cat Jordan Clark played his first match back from an AC joint injury.

“He performed well against Williamstown, he was strong around and inside the contest. He received a couple of heavy hits and pulled up really well,” Lloyd says.

“With no VFL played last weekend he’s trained strongly over the weekend.”

The match took two casualties, with Stefan Okunbor and Cameron Taheny suffering calf and hamstring injuries respectively.

“To Stefan’s credit he’s been in really strong form playing as an inside mid and this will be just a minor setback,” Lloyd says.

“He’ll be a test for the upcoming weeks when VFL resumes.

Cam Taheny had a new hamstring strain. He has a positive outlook and is going through his rehab program strongly.”

2019 first round draft selection Cooper Stephens is continuing to make excellent progress after ankle surgery.