Western Bulldogs swingman Josh Schache has put further selection pressure on his teammates at senior level, booting seven goals in Saturday's 123-point win over Coburg in the VFL.

Schache, who hasn't featured in Luke Beveridge's side since Round 17, was among several AFL-listed Dogs who dominated in Footscray's thrashing over the Lions at Whitten Oval.

The 24-year-old recorded 23 disposals and 9 marks for a return of seven goals, now booting 20 goals from his last 6 appearances in the reserves.

Schache's performance comes just hours ahead of the Bulldogs' top flight bout with Fremantle at Marvel Stadium on Saturday afternoon, a match that will have major implications on their finals chances.

Beveridge has been buoyed by Jamarra Ugle-Hagan's recent rise to form at AFL level, while veteran forward Josh Bruce hasn't hit the ground running since his return from an ACL injury.

Bruce is yet to boot a goal in his three matches in 2022, with an outing like Scache's on Saturday set to raise some questions at selection for Beveridge's forward line planning.

Should Bruce extend his goalless run against the Dockers, Schache could gain a reprieve after missing Round 18 due to COVID and failing to regain his spot since.

Beveridge made three cuts to his squad to face Fremantle in Round 21, with Buku Khamis, Robbie McComb and Mitch Hannan all relegated to VFL.

McComb made a statement of his own in his return to the reserves, collecting 31 disposals, 10 marks, 5 tackles, 4 clearances and goal against Coburg.

Veteran midfielder Lachie Hunter was also among the Dogs' best, booting three goals and recording 30 possessions.

Ruckman Stefan Martin was also among the Bulldogs' eight multiple goalkickers, booting two of his own while sharing the ruck workload with Jordon Sweet, who also amassed a pair.

VFL-listed player Lachie Sullivan continued his strong campaign in leading the Bulldogs' ball winners for the day, collecting 32 touches and 10 clearances.

The win gives the Bulldogs' reserves a major boost in their own hopes of reaching the post-season, now place in 12th on the ladder and just four points shy of the finals cut-off.

Having been the only emergency not to feature in Footscray's win over Coburg, it is expected Toby McLean will be named as the Bulldogs' medical sub to face Fremantle.