GEELONG will have its playing stocks bolstered by a large group of returning Cats in time to face the Saints and GMHBA Stadium this weekend.
Spearhead forward Jeremy Cameron is in-line to make his return from a hamstring strain after missing the previous five matches.
"Jeremy Cameron has completed full training, running high kilometres and at high speed. He’s expected to play this week," GM of Football Simon Lloyd says.
Running man Isaac Smith, Mark O'Connor and Lachie Henderson are all likely to suit up alongside Cameron, pending the successful completion of the club's two main training sessions this week.
"Mark O’Connor and Lachie Henderson are making strong progress," Lloyd says.
"We’ll assess them after main training but we’re expecting them both to play."
Things are also looking up for Patrick Dangerfield after he was admitted to hospital with a throat injury suffered in the first quarter of Friday's clash with the Giants.
"We’ll see how Paddy gets through the sessions this week," Lloyd says.
"He was in at the club today doing some light work and it looks positive."
The Cats medical team will need to get a closer look at both Gryan Miers (leg) and Tom Atkins (back) this week on the training track.
"In regard to both Gryan and Tommy Atkins, both are progressing through their rehab as we speak." Lloyd says.
"They’ll be monitored through each session and as they continue to advance, we’ll be closer to knowing their availability over the coming week."
The Cats' selection committee will welcome the potential inclusions, with Zach Tuohy ruled out of this week's match and Gary Rohan under an injury cloud.
"Zach Tuohy will miss multiple weeks with a hamstring injury," Lloyd says.
"As always Zach has a positive and strong mindset. He’ll be doing everything he can to get himself ready for the business end of the season.
"Gary had a glute/hip flexor injury, it’s only been three days post playing so we’ll assess Gary throughout the week. The medical team will make a decision accordingly."
Mitch Duncan is quietly continuing to chip away at his conditioning as he returns from a PCL injury.
"Mitch is continuing to increase his running loads and his strength and he’s making really positive progress to date," Lloyd says.