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Scoot set for another in VFL

Scott Selwood in action for the Geelong VFL team last week. (Geelong Cats Image/Arj Giese)

GEELONG stopper Scott Selwood is unlikely to make his AFL return in Sunday’s blockbuster meeting with Richmond at the MCG.

After a month on the sidelines with a back issue, Selwood played in the Cats’ VFL last weekend and pulled up well.

But he says “there’d have to be a fair bit of water to go underneath the bridge” for him to take on the Tigers.

“I’ll try and get through a fair bit of training on Thursday and see how I pull up from that,” Selwood said.

“But, at this stage, hopefully, just a full game in the VFL and just keeping building from there.”

Selwood, who has played just 23 of a possible 61 games since arriving at GMHBA Stadium ahead of the 2016 season, is confident his body will hold up enough for him to have an impact in the second half of 2018.

“That’s the idea. For me, it’s just to get going,” he said. “I’m actually fine once I get going and get in (a) routine.

“It’s more so about getting there. Rehab can actually be harder than actual training and games at times.

“At the moment, I’m feeling really good, feeling really fresh, felt good after the weekend, and I’ve just got to keep building on that.”

Sidelined since the Round 7 win over Greater Western Sydney, Selwood has been impressed how his midfield comrades have bounced back after copping criticism following the loss to Essendon in Round 9.

“I think a couple of players may have mentioned we’re a sexy midfield and things like that,” he said.

“So that’s for their discretion if that’s the way they think we play, but we think we play a different style and it’s pretty hard to play against.

“I think we’re building pretty well at the moment.”

Twitter: @tom_king79

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