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Fremantle coach Ross Lyon says captain Matthew Pavlich will be named in the team to face Melbourne when it is announced later today.

Lyon said Pavlich, who has been battling Achilles tendon soreness and an adductor problem, was determined to face the Demons.

Pavlich trained on Tuesday and had a kicking session yesterday ahead of a group training session which he sat out.

"We will pick him," Lyon said. "He trained on Tuesday. We will manage him today. He is really confident and determined to play.

"There is a little bit to play out yet but we will certainly name him, similar to last week."

Kepler Bradley has passed a cognitive skills test in the wake of suffering two head knocks against North Melbourne last week and will be available for selection, as is Adam McPhee.

However, McPhee put a scare into the Dockers camp by leaving the training track early this morning.

Meanwhile, Lyon said he felt for sacked Carlton coach Brett Ratten but did not want to speculate on a likely replacement.

"Clearly we are all doing our best and we are all trying to provide for our families," he said. "We understand it is a really fierce business. At the end of the day you feel for Brett but outside of that I don’t comment on other club’s businesses."

Garrick Ibbotson didn't train with the rest of the team today but was expected to play his 100th AFL match against the Demons.

The West Australian

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