McKay ready to go

17 May 2020 18:31:42 GMTPlus10

McKay ready to go, says Blues bossCarlton football boss Brad Lloyd is pleased to have Harry McKay back, after groin problems plagued him during the summer.

McKay is one of five Blues players returning for Monday's training session after being under injury clouds.

Eddie Betts (calf), Nic Newman (elbow), Zac Fisher (syndesmosis) and Caleb Marchbank (knee) are the others to have overcome their issues.

Carlton won't have Matthew Kreuzer (foot) available until the second half of the year, while Charlie Curnow (knee) and Brodie Kemp (knee) are unlikely to feature this season.

But they have an almost full-strength squad going into training, including McKay who was their leading goalkicker last season.

The 22-year-old booted 21 majors in 2018 and set a new personal best last year with 26.

Lloyd said of him: "He's had a really good period of training and he's ready to go.

"I don't think this period has been great for anyone, but I think if anything for big Harry it's not been a bad little buffer for him to build up his training. We're really excited about him."

The Blues lost their opening round clash with defending premiers Richmond by 24 points.

They are seeking to establish themselves this year under David Teague, who took charge after Brendon Bolton was sacked when the club lost 10 of their first 11 games last season.

Bolton's last full season in charge, in 2018 when they had collected the wooden spoon, had seen Carlton post a 2-20 record that was their worst win-loss record in their VFL/AFL history.

View allĀ Australian Rules betting