Pavlich cleared as Dockers get Hi-5.

Fremantle have been given a timely Hi-5 ahead of Sunday’s western derby with Nat Fyfe, David Mundy, Matthew Pavlich, Luke McPharlin and Michael Johnson all cleared to play.


Fyfe (groin) and Johnson (hamstring) return from injury, while Pavlich (Achilles tendon) and Mundy (ankle) have also been given the green light despite undergoing scans earlier this week.

McPharlin was also named in the final 22 after recovering from last week’s corked calf.

Alex Silvagni and Lachie Weller were omitted to make way for Fyfe and Johnson.

West Coast recalled ruckman Callum Sinclair, Jamie Bennell and Josh Hill to replace star trio Jeremy McGovern (hamstring), Scott Selwood (ankle) and Mark LeCras (suspended).

Ruckman Nic Naitanui will miss a second straight match following the death of his mum.

LeCras booted five goals during the round-three derby but has been ruled out of the re-match following his head-high bump on Hawthorn’s James Frawley.

Dockers defender Cameron Sutcliffe rates LeCras as his hardest opponent and is thanking his lucky stars he has avoided a re-match this weekend.

“He’s the only player who’s really kicked a big bag on me,” Sutcliffe told Perth radio station 6PR on Friday.

“He was a bit of a handful last time we played them.”

Eagles defender Xavier Ellis said his team were eager to make up for their flop against Fremantle in round three.

In that match, Fremantle booted the first 11 goals to set up the comprehensive win.

“It’s like you’re playing against a reserves WAFL team with a scoreline like that,” Ellis said.

“On that day we were really poor early and Fremantle taught us a lesson and embarrassed us a little bit.”

Despite Fremantle being 10 points clear on top of the table, Hawthorn remain the hot premiership favourites.

The Dockers have struggled to regain their best form over the past two months but Sutcliffe said the team weren’t bothered by people jumping off their bandwagon.

“We’re more than happy to fly under the radar a little bit and continue to string games together,” Sutcliffe said.

“The outside criticism doesn’t really matter.”

West Coast are just two points ahead of Hawthorn, meaning they may need to win their remaining four games if they are to retain second spot.