Decimated Blues defence up for Freo test

Decimated Blues defence up for Freo test

Coach Michael Voss is confident Carlton's decimated backline can grit their teeth and find a way to lock down Fremantle's tall forwards. Jacob Weitering, Oscar McDonald, Mitch McGovern and Caleb Marchbank's respective absences were compounded when mid-season recruit Sam Durdin suffered a knee injury on debut against Richmond. Advertisement Fremantle key forward Matt Taberner will return for Saturday's game at Marvel Stadium to stretch Carlton's defence alongside Rory Lobb and Griffin Logue, while Nat Fyfe is also a marking threat. It has forced the Blues to call upon versatile young tall Brodie Kemp to partner Lewis Young, with Voss joking he felt like he was announcing Carlton's newest key defender each week. "We've had different looks down in that back six, back seven for most of the year. We'd clearly …
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