West Coast Eagles make four changes as Fremantle Dockers drop top draftee Jye Amiss

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West Coast and Fremantle have had mixed news at selection this week.
Camera IconWest Coast and Fremantle have had mixed news at selection this week. Credit: The West Australian Sport

Fremantle draftee Jye Amiss has been dropped after just one game as the Dockers prepare to tackle Gold Coast at Metricon Stadium.

The club’s top 2021 draftee kicked two goals on debut against North Melbourne last weekend, but was one of three players omitted as a host of others returned from health and safety protocols.

Amiss, Liam Henry and Brandon Walker were all dropped, while Michael Walters is out because of the protocols, while Nathan O’Driscoll (foot) and Sam Switkowski (concussion) are out injured.

The Dockers have welcomed back Blake Acres, Griffin Logue, Michael Frederick, Rory Lobb and Travis Colyer all come back into the side to face the Suns.

Defender Luke Ryan will play despite the defender being in the rehab group at training on Thursday.

Gold Coast have added Noah Anderson and Joel Jeffrey to the team, with Alex Davies (managed), Darcy Macpherson (omitted) and Jack Lukosius (injured) all out.

West Coast have made four changes, with Greg Clark, Alex Witherden, Bailey Williams and Jackson Nelson all named to take on reigning premiers Melbourne at Optus Stadium on Sunday.

As flagged by coach Adam Simpson earlier in the day, the Eagles had just 23 players to chose from, but they’ve made the shock move of dropping pre-season draftee Patrick Naish, who has played in every game for the Eagles this season.

Patrick Naish has been dropped by West Coast.
Camera IconPatrick Naish has been dropped by West Coast. Credit: Russell Freeman/AFL Photos

Jake Florenca was also omitted after being a top-up last weekend, while Andrew Gaff and Shannon Hurn are out with injuries.

Claremont’s Declan Mountford was the medical sub but picked up a knee injury last weekend and was not considered.

Naish, Hugh Dixon as well as Swan Districts midfielder Sam Fisher and South Fremantle’s Tom Blechynden have been named as emergencies.

Melbourne have not made a change to the side that defeated St Kilda last weekend.

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