Wellingham missed the opening two matches of the season on a club-imposed ban after breaching the clubs’ rehabilitation protocol.
Pies VFL coach Tarkyn Lockyer said on Saturday that Wellingham’s attitude has been sensational over the past three weeks.
He said Wellingham was given the week off as the club decided to take a cautious approach with their silky-skilled midfielder.
“He’s (Wellingham) just a little bit sore from last week so we just erred on the side of caution and gave him a week off. It would have been nice to have some of his polish,” Lockyer said.
“I’d think he’d be in strong consideration because he’s been going alright.”
Ruckman Cameron Wood, who snared 16 disposals on the weekend, could return after an impressive performance in the VFL team.
Ben Johnson also impressed with 19 touches, while defender Nathan Brown played his first game since the 2010 grand final replay.
There will be at least one forced change at the Pies this week after Chris Tarrant was ruled out with a calf injury for the next month.
Carlton today signalled that Michael Jamison (back) and Nick Duigan (knee) would be in contention for a recall against the Pies.
Midfielder Bryce Gibbs said in a press conference earlier that both are in the mix.
“I think they are all pretty much in the mix. That is good news for the team. Selection for this week is going to be pretty hard I would have thought,” Gibbs said.
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