Fremantle star Michael Walters will make his return when Freo take on Carlton at Optus Stadium on Saturday night.

Walters comes in for injured forward Travis Colyer, who has been ruled out with a hamstring injury.

Young forward Liam Henry has shown he’s closer to a debut, named as an emergency alongside Tom North, Jesse Hogan and Tobe Watson.

Walters is expected to add significant firepower to Freo, with senior coach Justin Longmuir saying Walters would alternate between the forward line with captain Nat Fyfe.

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“We see him adding something to our midfield but we’re probably still lacking that final bit to our game, finishing off our good work from the midfield,” Longmuir said.

“We got the ball in our forward line a bit more last week, we just didn’t hit the scoreboard enough. I think (Walters) adds a lot of polish and he and Fyfey will split their time.”

Meanwhile Carlton have made two changes. Harry McKay and Josh Honey come in for the injured Jack Martin and Marc Pittonet.

The game will also be Andrew Brayshaw’s 50th and Rory Lobb’s 100th, with Lobb playing 74 games for GWS and 25 games for Fremantle to date.

Bouncedown for the clash is at 6.10pm and will be broadcast live into WA on Fox Footy and 7mate.

It can also be streamed live on Kayo and AFL Live Pass.

TEAM v CARLTON
B: Brennan Cox, Reece Conca, Nathan Wilson
HB: Stephen Hill, Luke Ryan, Ethan Hughes
C: Adam Cerra, Nat Fyfe, James Aish
HF: Andrew Brayshaw, Matt Taberner, Michael Frederick
F: Lachie Schultz, Rory Lobb, Mitch Crowden
R/Fol: Sean Darcy, David Mundy, Michael Walters
I: Caleb Serong, Brett Bewley, Connor Blakely, Taylin Duman
E: Jesse Hogan, Tobe Watson, Tom North, Liam Henry

CARLTON
B: Sam Petrevski-Seton, Jacob Weitering, Lachie Plowman
HB: Sam Docherty, Liam Jones, Kade Simpson
C: Sam Walsh, Patrick Cripps, Marc Murphy
HF: Josh Honey, Levi Casboult, Matthew Kennedy
F: Michael Gibbons, Harry McKay, Zac Fisher
R/Fol: Tom De Koning, Ed Curnow, Jack Newnes
I: Tom Williamson, Will Setterfield, Eddie Betts, Matthew Cottrell
E: Paddy Dow, Callum Moore, Cameron Polson, Sam Philp

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