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Fremantle Dockers could resist temptation to recall Stephen Hill for Port Adelaide clash

Fremantle coach Ross Lyon has declared that Griffin Logue and Sean Darcy will make their AFL returns against Port Adelaide on Saturday.

But Harley Bennell will have to wait for his senior comeback, with the star midfielder set to play at Peel.

Stephen Hill will be named in the Dockers squad but might also play in the WAFL unless there is an injury.

“Harley is definitely going to play at Peel unless dramatic things happen on the track. Stephen Hill will be in the squad and we will take it from there at training,” Lyon said.

“He (Hill) is basically available. We have got to make a decision. We are playing pretty good football, good availability. It is a bit difficult just to bring someone in.

“If you have got full availability and nothing changes he won’t play. But as always things happen on the track in the last session. He will be in the squad and we need to get through that last session.

“He is a special player. A strong contributor, a good leader. We all have our favourites as a coach. I said to Brad Hill and Sonny he is my third favourite behind those two.

Stephen Hill is closing in on his return.Stephen Hill is closing in on his return.
Camera IconStephen Hill is closing in on his return.Picture: Daniel Wilkins

“It is tempting (to play him) but there is rigour around selection. It is something that is earned. He has had an incredibly frustrating time. I just can’t believe that he is available for selection because it has been so long.

“I am sure one of the main reasons Brad came back was to play with Stephen.”

Darcy’s selection was a “no brainer” after the injury to Lobb, Lyon said.

“He is available, he is fit, he is keen. He lost his spot in the team. He hurt himself but he has trained well and he looks good. It is a big challenge,” he said.

“Our job is to get on with it. Next man in really. The likelihood is that Griffin Logue will come in. I say that confidently as long as he gets through the session.”

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