FREMANTLE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 14: GWS Giants contracted AFL player Cam McCarthy trains with South Fremantle at Fremantle Oval on April 14, 2016 in Fremantle, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

After a bitterly disappointing 2016 season, Fremantle underwent a mammoth clean out, which included 10 delistings.

The Dockers were also very active at the trade table, as they picked four new recruits from rival clubs, three of them forwards.

Cam McCarthy and Shane Kersten will spearhead the new look forward line and Docker Michael Walters says he likes what he has seen so far in pre-season training.

“It’s pretty exciting. It’s been good to see the spectators come out and watch the new faces train,” Walters told the club’s website.

“(Shane) Kersten hasn’t really been in the main squad as he’s been in rehab, but he works pretty hard and likewise for Cam (McCarthy).

“He’s a big strong forward and he’ll be good to help out Taberner as well, he’s played a few games and he’s kicked a few goals, and he’s that bigger, stronger body for Ballas and me to crumb off.”

Walters said he is hoping to create a menacing forward line in 2017 to help the team return to premiership calculations.

“I’m not looking to make any competition out of the goal-kicking,” he said.

“I just want to get this team back to where we were around 2013. As long as we stick to the basics and work for each other, win some games early on in the season, the goals will come.”

McCarthy kicked 35 goals for the Giants in 2015, before sitting out of football for a year, while Kersten kicked 22 goals in 17 games last season.