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Morabito on cusp of match comeback
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Fremantle's unluckiest player, Anthony Morabito, is back in full training and could be ready to return to senior football in the opening round of the WAFL season next month.

Dockers coach Ross Lyon indicated today Morabito, who has endured three knee reconstructions, had rejoined the main squad and would soon be ready to return to match action.

"Currently absolute full training mode, needs a couple more weeks to be unleashed," said Lyon in a question and answer session via the AFL website.

After such a long absence from the AFL, Morabito is certain to resume with Peel before progressing to the premier competition.

The 22-year-old hasn't played an AFL match since his debut season in 2010.

Lyon also hinted Fremantle could experiment with Nat Fyfe playing as a key forward in 2014.

The move could be forced on the Dockers with Scott Gumbleton's hamstring injury in the NAB Challenge clash against Western Bulldogs exacerbating the club's dearth of tall forwards.

"He's (Fyfe) certainly got the capacity to do that in a James Hird-like role, CHF and on-ball," Lyon told the website.

Fyfe didn't play in the battle with the Dogs but Lyon was supremely confident his charge would be ready for the opening round battle with Collingwood on March 14.

"Expect that he'll play next week, definitely play round one," Lyon said.

The West Australian

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