Fremantle Dockers coach Ross Lyon says Harley Bennell remains on track to return in the early rounds of the season.

Bennell’s training workload has gone to another level in recent weeks as the clubs fitness staff began including some high intensity running in the 24 year old Noongars  training.

Bennell was seen at Fremantle Hospital on Tuesday evening but Lyon (pictured)  says there is no issue and Bennell has simply been suffering additional soreness due to the increased workload.