St George Illawarra Dragons second-rower Joel Thompson will make his return against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium, Olympic Park on Monday.

Head Coach Paul McGregor has named an 18-man squad for the fixture which sees the second-rower return to the starting line-up after overcoming a light hamstring strain.

Dragons utility Jake Marketo has additionally been named on a five-man extended interchange bench.

The Dragons were 31-6 victors over the Bulldogs when the two teams previously met earlier on in the season at the same venue in round 6.