It’s been 13 long years since Adelaide returned from a trip to Skilled Stadium with the four premiership points.

But the high-flying Crows feel they're as well equipped as ever to break their Geelong hoodoo, especially with two important defenders in the mix to slot back into the side.

All Australian contender Rory Laird and Luke Brown will put their hands up for selection for Saturday night's blockbuster with the Cats.

Laird missed last weekend's win against Collingwood with hip soreness, while a groin injury has sidelined Brown for the past two games. Brown will be a "test" for this weekend, while the Crows expect Laird to be available to play.

The Crows have rocketed up to second on the ladder behind an eight-game winning streak.

Ruckman Sam Jacobs believes they're primed to take down the Cats, one of the benchmark teams in the AFL over the past decade, and record their first win at Geelong since 2003.

"They've been a great team for a long period of now, but we go down there with full confidence that we're in good enough form that we feel we can get the win," Jacobs said.

"It's another challenge we look forward to."

The Crows have had one of the smallest injury lists in the competition this season.

Laird and Brown will bolster a back six that was underrated at the start of the season, but has risen to every challenge that has come its way.

"It's a good spot to be in," Jacobs said.

"We've got a lot of blokes in good form and we're really keen to get them back into the side at some stage. Lairdy was pretty close last week and I'm not sure of Browny's situation, but I imagine he wouldn't be too far off, either.

"They've both proven that they've been good players for a long period of time and they'll certainly demand a spot in the team."

Jacobs said the Crows couldn't afford to get ahead of themselves with thoughts of locking up a top-two spot and home ground advantage in the finals.

"It's really close in the top eight and if you look any further than the upcoming game it can be detrimental," he said.