YOUNG Giant Toby Greene will make his return in the club's NEAFL side this week after completing his five-match, club-imposed suspension for breaking club protocols.
Greene will line up for the UWS Giants against the Sydney Swans reserves at the SCG on Saturday in his first game since May 11, when the Eagles thrashed the Giants at Patersons Stadium.
Senior coach Leon Cameron welcomed Greene's return to the NEAFL.
"Toby has trained incredibly hard over recent weeks and done everything we have asked of him," he said.
"He has impressed everyone with his attitude and we look forward to seeing him play and put himself in contention for a senior recall in the coming weeks."
The 20-year-old Greene was suspended and fined after becoming involved in an incident at a Caulfield nightclub while visiting Melbourne during the bye weekend.
Greene was charged at the time after an alleged assault took place at Zagame's Hotel in Caulfield however his club imposed a suspension because he had breached club protocols by drinking alcohol while he was injured and failing to immediately notify the club about the incident.
A talented player, Greene made a strong impression in his first season in 2012 finishing second in the Giants' best and fairest.
The midfielder has played a number of different roles in 2013 and 2014 as he develops his game. He has played 45 games including seven of the first eight games in 2014.
When the suspension was imposed Greene vowed to work hard to regain his teammate's trust.
"I am determined to work hard to regain not only my spot in the team but also the respect of my teammates," Greene said.
The week after Greene was suspended, Richmond thrashed the Giants but the club has rebounded hard since winning its past two games, after competitive performances against Essendon and Hawthorn.
It faces its cross-town rivals the Sydney Swans on Saturday night at the SCG in one of the most anticipated games of the weekend.