Geelong is set to rest veteran Mitch Duncan for Thursday's trip to Darwin, with the premiership Cat to join forward pairing Jeremy Cameron and Tom Hawkins in making way at selection for Round 10.

The Cats have lost Cameron to the AFL's concussion protocols following a head knock last week against Port Adelaide that left the Geelong spearhead dealing with delayed symptoms.

Hawkins has been managed for the trip to the Northern Territory, with the 35-year-old now in line to become the club's standalone record games holder next week at GMHBA Stadium when the Cats host GWS.

Young ruck-forward Shannon Neale looks set to come into Chris Scott's side for the game against Gold Coast this week in the absence of both Cameron and Hawkins.

According to 7 News, the Cats will also rest Duncan for the interstate clash, while ruckman Rhys Stanley could also come out of the side that fell to the Power last Friday.

Young tall Toby Conway is in the mix to come into the side after a recent spell on the sidelines with a hip complaint, while young midfielder Tanner Bruhn could also be recalled after missing last week with a shoulder injury.

AFL Rd 3 - Geelong v Carlton
GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 20: Mitch Duncan of the Cats looks dejected after losing the round 3 AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the Carlton Blues at GMHBA Stadium on June 20, 2020 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)

Former Suns utility Jack Bowes is likely in consideration to face his former club after being managed last week, while veteran Zach Tuohy is in a similar position after also being rested for Round 9.

The Cats could decide to play small given the expected conditions Darwin will present, while defender Jack Henry could be utilised in attack given the Cats' undermanned count of attacking targets.

Henry's brother Ollie is likely to spearhead SCott's forwardline, while top draft selection Connor O'Sullivan could be called on to either play as a forward or replace Jack Henry as a defensive outlet.

Young Cat Mitch Knevitt has also travelled to the Top End ahead of the Round 10 clash, per 7 News.

Geelong will face Gold Coast at TIO Stadium on Thursday night at 7:10pm (AEST).