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Fremantle tipped to miss finals due to lack of dominant key forward as Dockers’ third quarters questioned

Essendon great Matthew Lloyd has tipped Fremantle to miss finals again this season due to their lack of a dominant key forward.

Rory Lobb looked dangerous early for the Dockers during Sunday’s 10-point loss, but was quickly blanketed by St Kilda’s spare in defence.

Fremantle even attempted to send defender Heath Chapman into attack late to try and provide a focal point but the Dockers still fell short.

The Dockers are a chance of regaining Matt Taberner from a hamstring injury for Sunday’s derby but it’s unlikely Josh Treacy will be available for selection after injuring his ankle playing for Peel Thunder on Saturday.

Even so, Lloyd holds concerns for Fremantle’s key forward stocks and their ability to play finals this year.

“Since Matthew Pavlich, they have not had a dominant key forward and it’s an issue and it’s probably why they’ll miss the eight again this year,” Lloyd said.

“Rory Lobb hasn’t been the answer. They’ve tried Jesse Hogan. They’ve tried Shane Kersten.

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