A HOST of big names will return for Geelong and Collingwood's clash at Optus Stadium on Thursday night, with Jack Steven and Jordan De Goey among the valuable inclusions for either side.
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The Cats will regain high-profile recruit Steven, who was managed last week, while former first-round draft pick Jordan Clark will make his first appearance for the club since the season's restart.
The pair replace midfield duo Mitch Duncan and Quinton Narkle, who are both dealing with hamstring injuries.
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The Magpies have also made two changes for the clash in Western Australia, with De Goey to return from an enforced layoff due to COVID-19 quarantine protocols.
De Goey returns to the team alongside father-son youngster Josh Daicos, who missed last week due to a rolled ankle.
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Young forward Will Kelly misses through a season-ending elbow injury, while defender Matt Scharenberg is also unavailable after copping a knock to his ribs last week.
Under-fire forward Mason Cox has held his spot despite coach Nathan Buckley conceding on Tuesday that his performances in recent weeks have been "under par".
Thursday, July 16
Geelong v Collingwood, Optus Stadium, 6.10pm AWST
In: J.Steven, J.Clark
Out: M.Duncan (hamstring), Q.Narkle (hamstring)
In: J.De Goey, J.Daicos
Out: M.Scharenberg (ribs), W.Kelly (elbow)