Fremantle mentor Justin Longmuir has declared his workforce is completely ready to deal with the moist as the Dockers attempt to extinguish a obvious weak url in their bid for premiership glory.
Longmuir’s adult males have charged into premiership competition on the back of a gorgeous 9-3 start out to the AFL season.
Wins more than top rated-two outfits Melbourne and Brisbane more than the previous fortnight have even more amplified Fremantle’s flag credentials.
But a single huge dilemma remains are the Dockers any great in the wet?
Fremantle slumped to shock losses to Gold Coastline and Collingwood this year in damp and slippery circumstances, even though final yr they had been also taught a soccer lesson by Geelong in the damp.
Up to 10mm of rain is forecast for Perth on Saturday when Fremantle host Hawthorn at Optus Stadium.
If it does rain during the match, it would give Fremantle the fantastic probability to exorcise their soaked-climate demons.
“If it comes about, we are all set for it,” Longmuir declared when requested about the rain.
“As a club we figured out a large amount out of individuals two damp game titles. If it rains, we’ll improve a couple of points up.
“I assume we are going to be a large amount additional predictable to every other.”
Fremantle will be boosted by the return of skipper Nat Fyfe, Michael Walters and Sam Switkowski.
Longmuir has remained tight lipped about what proportion of video game time Fyfe will devote up forward.
But he did confirm that defender Griffin Logue will shell out a third straight week in attack.
Logue has thrived considering that his shock go to the forward line, with the 24-12 months-outdated booting two targets and taking seven marks against the Lions final week.
“I seriously like what he’s done,” Longmuir explained.
“His mind-set and application to get ready himself has been truly solid. He’s proven there’s a lot to work with there.
“We’ve performed him on some important defenders who acquire forwards to the ball. They browse the ball genuinely well – Steven May well, Jake Lever and Marcus Adams.
“He’s just been able to contend in all the contests he is been at.
“Some of his leading designs have appeared genuinely natural and the way he’s introduced at the ball has seemed actually normal as a ahead.”
The 13th-placed Hawks (4-8) will be aiming to bounce again from past week’s thrilling four-point reduction to Collingwood.
Hawthorn have shed forwards Mitch Lewis (knee) and Jack Gunston (ankle) to harm, when Jarman Impey has been rested.
Sam Frost (suspension) and Jack Scrimshaw (concussion) return, although ahead Jackson Callow will enjoy on his 20th birthday after also getting named.