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Longmuir to miss derby

Fremantle senior coach Justin Longmuir will miss his side's clash with West Coast, deemed a close contact to a positive covid case on Thursday.

The case is not directly related to the club, with Jaymie Graham to take the reins as caretaker coach with Longmuir to spend seven days in isolation as per the AFL's health and safety protocols.

Graham will be a caretaker coach at a second club, having coached West Coast in round 2, 2018 against the Western Bulldogs in the absence of Eagles mentor Adam Simpson.

“Our first priority at this stage is the health and well-being of Justin and his family,” Fremantle Executive General Manager of football Peter Bell said.

“We will provide all the necessary support that Justin and his family require.”

David Mundy will miss a second straight match due to the same health and safety protocols, while 2020 AFL Rising Star Caleb Serong failed to train on Tuesday as he battles a knee injury.

IMAGE: Fox Sports.


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