Sport Menzel to return for Cats in AFL semi

21:56  13 september  2017
21:56  13 september  2017 Source:   MSN

Odds stacked against Cats after AFL loss

  Odds stacked against Cats after AFL loss Geelong only had 38 inside 50s in the qualifying final loss to Richmond, with too many players down on form.In the wake of Friday night's 51-point qualifying final belting from Richmond, coach Chris Scott said they have come too far this year and they must stay optimistic.

But Menzel also ranks poorly among AFL forwards for defensive pressure. It was nothing more sinister.” Cats coach Chris Scott said after the Richmond loss that Menzel would be a strong chance to return for next Friday night’s semi -final.

Menzel returned to Australia in late July. The reconstructive surgery was performed on his knee in early August. Daniel Menzel remains upbeat on his chances of playing for the Cats in 2014. Picture: AFL Media.

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Geelong coach Chris Scott has declared clever forward Daniel Menzel a certain inclusion for Friday night's AFL semi-final against red-hot Sydney at the MCG.

Menzel was a shock omission for last weekend's qualifying-final loss to Richmond, with doubts cast over his lack of defensive pressure.

Geelong are certain to recall forward Daniel Menzel for their cut-throat AFL semi-final against Sydney. © Michael Dodge/Getty Images Geelong are certain to recall forward Daniel Menzel for their cut-throat AFL semi-final against Sydney. The return of Menzel will add potency to a Cats' attack who had managed to kick only five goals in the 51-point loss to the Tigers.

Cats to test Stewart ahead of AFL final .
Geelong reported more good news on Sunday, with young defender Tom Stewart cleared of serious injury.Stewart was forced out of their semi-final win over Sydney in the third quarter because of hamstring tightness.

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