The Blues can qualify for the summer series grand final with a victory over Adelaide at AAMI Stadium on Friday night and Scotland resumes despite missing the opening two AFL home-and-away engagements with a club suspension.
Classy on-baller Bryce Gibbs has been left out of the trip to Adelaide.
Brock McLean also resumes to bolster the Blues midfield against the Crows classy followers Patrick Dangerfield, Scott Thompson, Rory Sloane and Nathan van Berlo who have all been named in a strong Adelaide squad.
NAB Cup Squads for Round 3
ADELAIDE CROWS v CARLTON at AAMI Stadium, Friday, March 8.
ADELAIDE: Brad Crouch, Brent Reilly, Josh Jenkins, Scott Thompson, Nathan Van Berlo, Rory Sloane, Matthew Jaensch, Matthew Wright, Daniel Talia, Taylor Walker, David Mackay, Luke Brown, Bernie Vince, Graham Johncock, Andy Otten, Jared Petrenko, Sam Jacobs, Ben Rutten, Richard Douglas, Sam Kerridge, Patrick Dangerfield, Sam Shaw, Shaun McKernan, Brodie Martin, Ian Callinan, Jason Porplyzia, Ricky Henderson.
CARLTON: Andrew Walker, Marc Murphy, Kade Simpson, Dylan Buckley, Matthew Kreuzer, Kane Lucas, Rob Warnock, Mitch Robinson, Chris Yarran, Brock McLean, Jeremy Laidler, Eddie Betts, Josh Bootsma, Shaun Hampson, Lachie Henderson, Dennis Armfield, Tom Bell, Heath Scotland, Nick Duigan, Edward Curnow, Jeffrey Garlett, Frazer Dale, Michael Jamison, Zach Tuohy, Simon White, Andrew Carrazzo, Aaron Joseph.
GWS GIANTS v ESSENDON at Manuka Oval, Friday, March 8.
ESSENDON: Michael Hibberd, Thomas Bellchambers, Jobe Watson, Brent Stanton, Leroy Jetta, Brendon Goddard, Stewart Crameri, Courtney Dempsey, Tayte Pears, Jake Melksham, Michael Hurley, Jackson Merrett, Dyson Heppell, Jake Carlisle, David Myers, Cale Hooker, Elliott Kavanagh, Alwyn Davey, Paddy Ryder, Dustin Fletcher, Kyle Hardingham, Marty Glesson, Nick Kommer, Heath Hocking, Ben Howlett, Nathan Lovett Murray, Mark Baugley.
GWS GIANTS: Phil Davis, Curtly Hampton, Stephen Coniglio, Toby Greene, Dylan Shiel, Rhys Palmer, Callan Ward, Tom Scully, Taylor Adams, Adam Treloar, Adam Tomlinson, Sam Reid, Jono O'Rourke, Liam Sumner, Lachie Plowman, Jacob Townsend, Aidan Corr, Setanta O'hAilpin, Tim Mohr, Adam Kennedy, Mark Whiley, Kurt Aylett, Bret Thornton, Sam Frost, Dean Brogan.