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PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JULY 15: Sam Gray of the Power competes for the ball against Nathan Wilson of the Dockers during the 2018 AFL round 17 match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Port Adelaide Power at Optus Stadium on July 15, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Media)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JULY 15: Sam Gray of the Power competes for the ball against Nathan Wilson of the Dockers during the 2018 AFL round 17 match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Port Adelaide Power at Optus Stadium on July 15, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Media)

FREMANTLE will be without a couple of its key talls when it faces Port Adelaide at Optus Stadium in Perth on Saturday afternoon.

Fullback Alex Pearce (ankle) and ruckman Rory Lobb (foot) have both been ruled out of the important clash with the Power with injury.

The Dockers have been in great form in the lead-up to the bye, winning their last two games in dramatic circumstances.

In Round 10, it was a Michael Walters after-the-siren poster that handed the Dockers a one-point win over Brisbane at home.

A week later, Walters was the hero again, kicking a goal with just seconds remaining to defeat premiership fancies Collingwood at the MCG.

Ross Lyon would be unlikely to make many unforced changes to the side, but he will have to cover the loss of Pearce and Lobb.

Griffin Logue, Sean Darcy and Scott Jones look the most likely to come into the side, with Harley Bennell and Stephen Hill also looking to make their way back into the senior side.

The final teams for Saturday’s clash will be announced tomorrow evening.