Brad Scott will return to match day duties in round 15. Getty Images.

North Melbourne coach Brad Scott has returned to Arden Street following back surgery.

Scott has returned to work at North Melbourne this week as planned, however he won’t return to the coaches’ box on match day until round 15 against Geelong.

The Roos coach took a break from football after North Melbourne’s round nine loss to Collingwood to have back surgery on an debilitating back complaint.

Assistant coach Darren Crocker, who has coached the past three games, will coach again this week, as Scott is eased back into his match day duties.