The Dockers are likely to name an unchanged 22 for Saturday night's semi-final against Collingwood, overlooking the return of key forward Matt Taberner.

Taberner returned to play through the WAFL over the weekend after suffering a calf injury but will miss out in the seniors this weekend, with fledgling key forward Jye Amiss favoured to face the Pies.

Fremantle coach Justin Longmuir indicated post-match on Saturday that Amiss would retain his spot, and that the rest of the side would remain unchanged.

Longmuir was full of praise for Amiss, who booted two critical goals in just his second game in the Dockers' thrilling 41-point elimination final comeback over the Bulldogs.

"I thought he competed really well in aerial contests, which will hold him in good stead this week," Longmuir told reporters yesterday.

"I imagine he’ll only grow off last week and build off last week.

"I thought he handled the occasion really well and he’s a really mature player and a really grounded player.”

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - MAY 06: Debutant Jye Amiss and Brandon Walker of the Dockers warm up before the 2022 AFL Round 08 match between the Fremantle Dockers and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Optus Stadium on May 06, 2022 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Taberner picked up two goals and four marks in the WAFL last weekend, before taking part in another training session on Thursday morning, with a second hit out for Peel Thunder on the horizon this Sunday.

Dockers swingman Griffin Logue trained away from the main group as part of the club's management but will play this weekend alongside Amiss and Rory Lobb, which leaves no room for Taberner to return.

Defender Ethan Hughes, who was an emergency in the elimination final, and unused medical substitute Bailey Banfield also made the trip across the Nullarbor.

Nat Fyfe travelled too but has been ruled out with an ongoing hamstring injury which is likely to see him sidelined for the rest of the season unless Fremantle advance to the Grand Final.

The Dockers face Collingwood in a sudden death semi-final this Saturday night (7:25pm AEST) at the MCG.