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Sheridan shines at right time
Tom Sheridan at training. Picture: Getty Images

Tom Sheridan has found a great time to break into AFL ranks.

Fremantle's No.1 draft pick from last year was named for his debut and, if he makes a good fist of it against Melbourne on Saturday night, he might play a final in only his second game.

Sheridan, 18, is from Riddells Creek in Victoria, a town of 3500.

He was taken at No.16 overall in last year's draft after good showings for Calder Cannons under-18s as a midfielder.

He has been playing for Peel in the WAFL.

Sheridan gets his chance after the Dockers couldn't consider Matt de Boer, who is out with an ankle injury.

It is a blow for de Boer on the eve of the finals after he has played every game this season.

Matthew Pavlich has been named for Fremantle despite injury concerns, and ruckman Jon Griffin is back at the expense of Zac Clarke, who didn't do enough against North Melbourne last week to convince selectors he should stay in the team.

Kepler Bradley is out with concussion.

At West Coast, Matt Rosa (collarbone) and Eric Mackenzie (hamstring) are out for Friday night's game with Hawthorn at the MCG, creating another chance for Mitch Brown and Jacob Brennan.