Marchbank, Kennedy back for Blues in AFL

John Salvado

Carlton have been strengthened by the return of key defender Caleb Marchbank and midfielder Matthew Kennedy as they search for their first AFL win of the season on Friday night against the Western Bulldogs.

But ruckman Matthew Kreuzer will miss at least one more week due to injury.

Geelong and Sydney will be without their leading goalkickers of the 2018 season for Saturday's clash at GMHBA Stadum - with Dan Menzel and Lance Franklin both injured.