Griffin Logue is set to remain forward for at least one more week as Fremantle prepare for another near top of the table clash against Brisbane at Optus Stadium on Sunday.
Speaking on 3AW, Senior Coach Justin Longmuir agreed that Fremantle’s forwardline looked ‘more potent’ with Logue playing a negating role in the forward line against Melbourne, starting on All Australian Steven May before May left the field with concussion.
Fremantle’s forwards will have to deal with another All Australian in the 202cm Harris Andrews, as well as tall defenders Marcus Adams and Darcy Gardiner in the clash between second and third on the ladder.
“We liked the look (against Melbourne) and given Brisbane have got three pretty big tall defenders as well, we'll probably go with it again this week,” Longmuir told 3AW.
“I think it's sustainable. When you play three talls, you need to make sure you've got some flexibility in the team.
“A couple of weeks ago, we played (key forward) Jye (Amiss) against the Kangaroos and were really keen to keep him in the side, but when you go three talls up forward and three down back you become a bit top heavy, especially in the wet.
“We decided to go with only two talls down back and three up front (against Melbourne), it gives you a bit of flexibility within the game.”
Longmuir also praised Logue’s eagerness to learn a new role as well as his efforts to play the full game without a rest.
“He played 100 per cent game time, which is really good as a coach, you can leave your players out there and just let him plug away,” Longmuir said.
“He was fantastic, we'll have to see what the future holds for him but I like what he did on the weekend.
“It probably surprised me how good he adapted. I got to him early in the week and asked him about the role and he was all in on it and went to school.”