Fremantle are hoping to have a pair of reinforcements for next Sunday’s clash against Port Adelaide, with forward Michael Walters and defender Heath Chapman looking to make their returns from injury.
Walters missed Freo's loss to Carlton with a calf injury while Chapman hasn’t played since injuring his hamstring at training ahead of Freo’s clash with Brisbane in round 12.
Speaking after Freo's 31-point loss to the Blues, Longmuir said the pair were the most likely to push for selection against Port Adelaide, while midfielder Blake Acres would be unlikely to line up against the Power.
“Heath and Blake Acres will be touch and go, Blake’s probably another week away,” Longmuir said.
“Chapman's a chance and Michael Walters will be a chance. We probably missed Sonny’s (Walters) and (Sam) Switkowski’s pressure in our front half today, they were really good the last time we played Carlton, we probably missed their pressure that they bring.
“We will have to wait and see during the week, but Sonny is a chance.”
Longmuir gave Freo’s backline some deserved praise after the group helped limit Carlton on the scoreboard.
“Our backline held up really well, we only conceded 80 points, 21 scoring shots from 64 inside 50s, we held up well and they kept us in the game,” Longmuir said.
“AP (Alex Pearce) was awesome, I thought Griff (Griffin Logue) did a really good job on Charlie Curnow but it was just weight of numbers in the end and he hit the scoreboard and worked his way through it.
“I thought our back line held up reasonably well given they were under siege all day.”