MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26: Mitch McGovern of the Blues looks on during the round 10 AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Carlton Blues at Marvel Stadium on May 26, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Carlton's lengthy injury list finally seems to be dwindling on the club's approach to finals, with some key names set to return in the coming weeks.

Mitch McGovern, who has been sidelined for nearly four months with a hamstring injury, is set to make his comeback this weekend, per reports from, though whether he will appear in either the AFL or VFL is yet to be confirmed.

The 27-year-old will no doubt be eager to pull on the boots for his first game since Round 2, but will face a fitness test this week to assess his comeback bid.

Fellow tall Marc Pittonet is expected to remain sidelined this weekend with a PCL injury, though looks set to make his return in Round 18. The 26-year-old hasn't featured in navy blue since Round 6 and will be a valuable inclusion upon his return as the Blues gear up for finals, with young gun Tom De Koning currently shouldering most of the ruck load.

Elsewhere at the Blues, Zac Williams (calf) and Caleb Marchbank (knee) are both likely to make a return before the conclusion of the home and away season. Williams, who has been missing since Round 9, is reportedly likely to make his comeback within the month, while Marchbank is around four weeks away from action.

Carlton currently sit comfortably inside the top eight, two games clear of the Saints in ninth spot. With a finals campaign pending, the Blues will be hoping to see their injury list continue to dwindle.

The Blues next face Geelong on Saturday night in a top-eight showdown, with Matt Owies (calf), Jack Newnes (corked leg) and Jack Martin (calf) all chances to play should they pass upcoming fitness tests.