PERTH, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27: Michael Johnson of the Dockers looks on after being awarded a 50 meter penalty during the round 10 AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Optus Stadium on May 27, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Farewell games appear to be the in the coming future for Michael Johnson and Danyle Pearce later in the season, according to Fremantle coach Ross Lyon, who confirmed the pair won’t be at the Dockers in 2019.

The duo have made way for youth this year, Johnson spending the past four games at Peel and Pearce only making three appearances in the AFL.

“I think it’s pretty obvious they’re going to exit,” Lyon told afl.com.au. 

“We did it (farewell game) with Matthew Pavlich, and they’ve been incredibly good servants for the club.

Michael Johnson, we could argue, is our greatest Aboriginal player, so that’s something we’ll get to.

“As a caring football club, that should be on our agenda.

“We’ll get to it at the right time. I think we’re a long way out from that.”