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Cats nearing full bill of health with Clark to return via VFL

  • Cats nearing full bill of health with Clark to return via VFL

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 08: Mitch Clark of the Cats controls the ball during the round six AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Geelong Cats at Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 8, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Geelong forward Mitch Clark will make his long awaited return to football this weekend via the VFL.

Clark has not played a game of football since round nine last season when the Cats suffered a heavy loss to the Eagles at Domain Stadium, and has had a number of set-backs to his back injury since. 

Rookie Sam Menegola will also return via the VFL this weekend after injuring his knee at the beginning of the year, while former West Coast best and fairest winner Scott Selwood also isn't far away.

"He’s (Selwood) certainly doing some stuff indoors on the harder surfaces with his ankle," Cats coach Chris Scott said last week.

"We've been consistent with our long-term approach with Scott and we just want to make sure when he does get back that he stays back for the next seven or eight years.

"He is not too far away, we have got a couple in the same boat. Mitch Clark and Sam Menegola both look like starting footy in the next three or four weeks, with the depth we're developing particularly in our midfield that is exciting."

Defender Tom Lonergan should come back into the team to take on Carlton on Sunday afternoon, while youngsters Jake Kolodjashnij and Lincoln McCarthy face fitness tests for their respective injuries. 

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