Fremantle tough nut Lee Spurr says it will be business as usual when fellow defenders Garrick Ibbotson, Clancee Pearce and Luke McPharlin return to the side.
McPharlin is a key to the Dockers' chances of snaring their first premiership, but the 31-year-old has not played since tearing a calf in round 15.
He joined teammates for a light session at Fremantle Oval yesterday, with the club later maintaining he will be in line for selection for Saturday week's clash with St Kilda.
Ibbotson (Achilles) and Pearce (calf), who are also key members of the competition's stingiest defence, made a brief appearance on the track, but Pearce is listed as still a week from resuming. Ibbotson will face a fitness test ahead of Saturday night's game against Port Adelaide at Patersons Stadium after missing the past three matches.
Spurr said his role would not change once the trio were filtered back into the side.
"We try to, as a group, to be a weight-of-numbers team," he said. "That is something we focus on so if someone goes out, someone else comes in and plays a role and fills that role for the team."
Spurr has been much-admired for his no-fuss, but effective shutdowns of opposition small men.
The 26-year-old is averaging more than 17 disposals off half-back and kicked the first goal of his career in the 95-point demolition of Melbourne last Sunday.
"Personally, I just want to play a role in the team and be part of the 22 each week that goes out and keep chugging away and get the job done each week," Spurr said.
"I have played more games this year than last year so it is probably a better season than last year.
"If you get an opportunity you have got to make the most of it.
"There are lots of guys in the wings that are playing well in the WAFL and putting a lot of pressure on everyone in the side."
Spurr is prepared for the prospect of playing on rising Power star Chad Wingard on Saturday night.
"Chad Wingard has been having a great year and as you have seen they have thrown around that he might be an All-Australian, so he is in really good form and whoever plays on him has got a big role," Spurr said.
Fremantle's task of winning against the Power was made easier yesterday when Hamish Hartlett accepted a two-match ban from the match review panel for his high bump on Gold Coast's Seb Tape.