The Magpies thrashed Carlton in the AFL by 48-points.
Medhurst was one of the Pies best with 19 disposals in the VFL loss to Port Melbourne despite missing three costly set shots in the final term and remaining goal-less.
“He’s knocking on the door. He’s ready to go, it’s just a matter of an opportunity presenting itself and he’ll be fine. His output has been really good,” Magpies VFL coach Gavin Brown said.
Medhurst was itching to get back into the side and has not played an AFL match since round 12.
“If I didn’t kick those three points, it would’ve been a good game,” Medhurst said. “We really needed a steadier and I couldn’t get any of them on the board so I’m disappointed with that.”
He said he would be judged on his defensive pressure and “attention to detail” and believed he was in the clubs’ plans for finals.
“The club’s in a fantastic position and it has been a bit like musical chairs. The positives are the longer you come back here the more emotionally involved you are in the group. All you can do is really maintain your consistency,” he said.
“It’s just the defensive pressure, attention to detail and knowing what I need to do at stoppages. The fact of the matter is that everyone has been playing good footy and we’re winning,” he said.
Jack Anthony was the best for the Pies in defence yesterday, while Josh Fraser was again “solid”.
By Brent Diamond