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Fremantle Dockers rest Brett Bewley, welcome Liam Henry while Swans gain Josh Kennedy back

Fremantle has rested Brett Bewley for tomorrow’s clash against Sydney, with the confirmed debutant Liam Henry taking his place.

Bewley’s exclusion is the only change for the Dockers, who will be looking to make amends for their heart-breaking after the siren loss to Carlton last weekend.

Bewley, Tobe Watson, Tom North and Luke Valente have been named as the Dockers’ emergencies.

Coach Justin Longmuir said they’ll monitor Henry’s time closely in his first senior match.

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“It’s exciting and he’s a highly talented young player,” Longmuir said.

“He’ll probably be on the lower end (of game time against Sydney), because it’s his first game and it will take a while to get up to 80 to 90 per cent of AFL footy.

“That will allow him to play to his strengths and bring his speed into the game with a little bit lower game time.”

Meanwhile the Swans are boosted by the return of co-captain Josh Kennedy, who will play his first match since round six.

Josh Kennedy is seen training during a Sydney Swans AFL training session.
Camera IconJosh Kennedy is seen training during a Sydney Swans AFL training session. Credit: Albert Perez/Getty Images

The 32-year-old has recovered from a strain to his medial ligament and is a welcome return to the struggling side, who currently sit 15th on the AFL ladder.

“Josh has obviously been a great player for us; he is a great leader,” coach John Longmire said.

“He has been training really well over the past few weeks, so he is ready to go and we are looking forward to getting him back.”

Kennedy is a straight swap for fellow co-captain Dane Rampe, who has returned to Sydney after being ruled out for the remainder of the season due to a broken hand.

Bounce down of the Sir Doug Nicholls clash will take place at 6:10pm tomorrow night from Optus Stadium.

The match is Fremantle’s penultimate home match of the season, with next weekend’s game against GWS their final game before hitting the road again.

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