FRESH off its ninth win, Geelong looks set to regain veteran stars Joel Selwood and Harry Taylor for Friday night's clash against the Western Bulldogs.
After missing Sunday's 28-point win against Adelaide with some soreness, Geelong coach Chris Scott said skipper Selwood would "probably (play on Friday) but not sure".
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"Harry Taylor will probably be right," Scott said post-match.
"The few guys that missed, Sam Simpson did a hamstring that's a bit more significant (so) he won't be available, but the others are up and running and training and look to be OK but whether they're good enough to play – we play in five days so it's going to come around pretty quickly."
In the absence of Selwood, six Geelong midfielders registered 22 or more disposals against the Crows which pleased Scott.
"It seems to me when you take a step back to be a more even midfield than we've had in the past, but we've been working away at that for a long period of time, it hasn't just happened," Scott said.
Adelaide coach Matthew Nicks was proud of the effort and intensity his side showed for the first three quarters.
"We saw what we want to look like today - we saw ferocious, competitive battle inside, we saw a really structured defence," Nicks said.
"We were able to limit what is probably one of the biggest weapons in the game at the moment in (Tom) Hawkins ahead of the ball."
The Crows have a bye in round 14, but Nicks is expecting both Tom Lynch and Brad Crouch to be pushing for selection following that.
Forward Shane McAdam was pulled out late in the game and will likely need a scan after copping what appeared to be a knock to his hamstring.
"We were concerned he had (injured his hamstring) and we don't know yet for sure," Nicks said.