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Davey ready to return for Demons

John Salvado 27/07/2011 03:18:34 PM Comments (0)

Melbourne AFL vice-captain Aaron Davey is finally ready to return to action after a 10-week lay-off with a knee injury.

If he gets through a final fitness test, Davey will either come back with a rare game for the Demons' VFL affiliate Casey on Saturday or be pitched straight into senior action against the might of Geelong at Skilled Stadium.

"I'm happy with whatever decision the coaches make," the 28-year-old Davey said on Wednesday.

"If it's at Casey then I'd love to play with Casey.

"The only down side is that I've got to get there at 8.40 in the morning and I haven't done that since the under 16s.

"But wherever I play, I'm just rapt to be back."

Forward Liam Jurrah will return straight to the Melbourne lineup after missing last weekend's loss to Hawthorn due to illness, while Tom Scully is also set for a recall after one match out with knee soreness.

Davey said he felt refreshed after the enforced stint on the sidelines and was hopeful of recapturing the form of 2009 - when he won the club's best and fairest award - as the 11th-placed Demons made a late push for the finals.

"At this stage I'm ready to go this week and I'm looking forward to it," said the speedy utility.

"It's been a very long period out but one I think has helped me as a player.

"I've been able to sit back and reassess where I'm at, clear my mind.

"I'm just looking forward to this next seven weeks."

The Demons face a formidable task this weekend at Skilled Stadium, a venue where the Cats are unbeaten in more than four years.

But Davey said Melbourne weren't daunted by the challenge.

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