Lyon looking for more from midfielders

21 April 2017 07:29:41 EST

Ross Lyon is convinced there's more to come from Fremantle's midfield.

The Dockers have picked up back-to-back wins over Western Bulldogs and Melbourne, recovering from losing their opening two games of the campaign.

Their upturn in fortunes has been sparked by skipper Nat Fyfe - averaging 29 touches per game - and fellow experienced campaigners Stephen Hill and Aaron Sandilands.

Lachie Neale and David Mundy, who have both spent significant time forward, have also been in good form.

Lyon, who blasted his side after their 89-point defeat to Port Adelaide in round two, has been impressed with the midfielders' efforts.

He says Fyfe's effort at times has been "supreme", but feels he and the other onballers are yet to play their best footy.

"I think there's plenty of upside in our midfield, we're nowhere near (our best)," said the coach.

"I've seen our midfield play a hell of lot better than they are at the minute and more consistently over four quarters, so I think there's real upside in what we're doing. I've got no doubt about that."

Stephen Hill (corked leg) and sore forward Michael Walters are expected to be fit for the Domain Stadium clash with North Melbourne on Saturday.

The Kangaroos are set to bring back emerging forward Mason Wood, while defender Ed Vickers-Willis could make his AFL debut.

Wood has not played a senior game since suffering a medial ligament injury in round 16 last season against West Coast.

He featured in North's opening pre-season game but was then sidelined by hamstring and knee injuries before returning to play for Werribee in the VFL last weekend.

Third-year defender Vickers-Willis played in all three JLT Community Series games.

North Melbourne are 7/5 to beat the Dockers, who are 3/5.

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