Fremantle coach Mark Harvey has thrown his support behind embattled forward Jack Anthony, quashing rumours the 23-year-old is looking to move elsewhere at the end of the season.

Anthony was named on the interchange bench for tonight’s clash against his former team Collingwood at Patersons Stadium.

“What I will say to people is I remember (Chris) Tarrant going through the same sort of criticism in the first two years and I turned him into a defender,” Harvey said. “Don’t think I won’t do that with Jack.”

Harvey also made it clear Anthony was happy at the club and had no intention of leaving.

“My understanding is yes. He signed for three years.”

Five other Dockers have been named in tonight’s squad to support the spread of injury throughout the team.

Paul Duffield, Peter Faulks, Nick Lower, Clancee Pearce and Kepler Bradley were selected to replace Matthew Pavlich (hip), David Mundy (ankle), Adam McPhee (foot), Alex Silvagni (concussion), Antoni Grover (hamstring), Hayden Ballantyne (hamstring) and Jayden Pitt (groin).

Bradley, who has dropped off the radar, is back after falling victim to his own success, according to Harvey.

“He had a month where he only kicked a goal, and then subsequently got an injury and then we omitted him,” he said.

“What happens when you start off well, you find yourself on better players and more study goes into you. In the end a few things caught up with Kepler.”

Harvey also rejected claims ruckmen Zac Clarke and Jonathon Griffin were being hunted by other clubs.

“They are under contract,” he said. “Not many ruckmen are making through the season, so you have to make sure you have three on standby. If one them says there’s a lack of opportunity here, we’ll deal with that if it happens.”

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