Former Melbourne captain Garry Lyon says this weekend’s battle against the Cats at GMHBA Stadium is the ideal test for the Demons.
“If you want to talk specifics about this club, this game is perfect,” he told SEN Breakfast.
“It’s come along at the perfect time. They’ve been kicked around because they weren’t able to win games like Collingwood at Queen’s Birthday – they failed that test.
“You’ve drawn breath, you’ve got back, you’ve reconfirmed that you can play, but now we need to test it.
“I think they’re the perfect side to test Melbourne.
“I would be tipping Geelong this weekend because Melbourne haven’t demonstrated this year their ability to cope and deal with teams that are inside the eight.”
A win could see Melbourne jump up into third if results go their way, while they could fall one spot to seventh if they lose.