GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - JULY 08: Nakia Cockatoo of the Cats is tackled by Tom Papley of the Swans during the 2016 AFL Round 16 match between the Geelong Cats and the Sydney Swans at Simonds Stadium on July 8, 2016 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Geelong could regain as many as four players for its clash with Carlton this Saturday night.

Cats young guns Brandan Parfitt and Nakia Cockatoo are in line to return from hamstring issues to give the side some much needed pace and energy following the loss to Adelaide on Friday night.

Parfitt returned to the senior side in Round 17 following a nine game layoff with a serious hamstring injury. However, he missed last week’s clash with hamstring soreness after just one game back, while Cockatoo, who has been out since injuring his hamstring against West Coast in Round 13 is also looking ready to return.

“Nakia and Brandan, they both ran fast and comfortably today. They’ve been training with the boys for a couple of weeks,” Geelong physio Mark Young told the club’s website.

“They’ll both be tests this weekend. The signs are good.”

Young defender Tom Ruggles could also return after recovering from a shoulder injury.

“Tom Ruggles had surgery on his AC joint a few weeks ago. He’s been working through contact and football training now,” Young said.

“He’s looking good. He’s also a test.”