Senior coach Justin Longmuir is happy to be in the difficult position to pick a starting 22 for when Fremantle take on the Western Bulldogs at Cazaly’s Stadium in Cairns on Sunday.
The toughest decision is likely to be around fitting Griffin Logue into an in-form backline, with the 22-year-old available for selection after recovering from a toe injury.
Longmuir told Seven News he’s looking to find the balance between rewarding hard work on the training track and sticking with the players who delivered back-to-back wins against Melbourne and North Melbourne.
“I’d imagine there will be a few changes. Griffin has made a late season push to be in the team off that big toe injury,” Longmuir told Seven News.
“We’ve got some headaches in match committee. We’re trying to reward winning form and, hopefully, that continues."
Longmuir felt that Fremantle's inability to close out games likely cost them a finals berth, with a number of close losses against the likes of Carlton, Essendon and Brisbane.
“That is something we are going to have to focus on over the pre-season, how we can finish off those tight games and impose ourselves in the last quarter when the game is on the line," Longmuir said.
“It is exciting for the future but disappointing for this year.”