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Farmer no certainty to earn Freo recall

By Justin Chadwick 30/06/2008 03:01:22 PM Comments (0)

Fremantle coach Mark Harvey has refused to guarantee goalsneak Jeff Farmer an immediate AFL recall despite the forward's five-goal haul in the WAFL on Saturday.

Farmer was dumped for the Dockers' four-point loss to Essendon on Sunday by the club's leadership group after the 31-year-old missed a recovery session.

Defender Heath Black also found himself in Harvey's bad books when he missed a training session in a separate incident.

But despite Fremantle's mounting injury toll, which claimed Ryan Crowley (punctured lung), Ryley Dunn (hamstring) and Roger Hayden (hamstring) on Sunday, Harvey said Farmer and Black had to learn their lesson before being let back into the side.

"At some stage those blokes have really got to wake up to themselves," Harvey said.

"If you want to be undisciplined at this footy club then you are going to pay your penance."

Black gathered 22 possessions and booted two goals for South Fremantle in his return from a two-match AFL suspension but Harvey said he wasn't completely satisfied with the veteran's performance.

"He found himself in too many scrimmages at times," Harvey said.

"It won't help him (earn a recall)."

After threatening to cancel his side's mid-season break last week, Harvey said his players deserved time off following their brave fightback against the Bombers.

The Dockers will resume training on Thursday in preparation for their clash against Geelong at Skilled Stadium on July 12.

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