David Teague's AFL Blues doing him proud

Improving Carlton's interim coach David Teague has embraced the challenge of the role. (AAP)

Carlton have won two of their three games under interim coach David Teague, with their triumph over Fremantle the best of the lot.

Interim Carlton coach David Teague says he's having a ball after masterminding yet another morale-boosting win, but he isn't daring to dream of landing the gig permanently just yet.

The Blues came from 30 points down to beat Fremantle by four points at Optus Stadium on Sunday.

The win lifted Carlton (3-11) off the bottom of the table ahead of Sunday's AFL clash with Melbourne at the MCG.

Teague has worked wonders at the Blues since taking over from the sacked Brendon Bolton.

The Blues posted a shock 15-point win over Brisbane in Teague's first match, before falling just three points short against the Bulldogs.

The win against Fremantle was the finest display of the lot.

The Blues entered the match without Patrick Cripps and Harry McKay, and lost star forward Charlie Curnow to a knee injury just 12 minutes in.

Carlton trailed by 30 points late in the first quarter, and were down by 15 points with six minutes remaining.

But in an amazing finish, the Blues booted three quick goals to snatch the lead, then conceded another goal to be on the brink of defeat, before Marc Murphy booted the winner with just 35 seconds remaining.

Teague is considered an underdog to land Carlton's head coach job full-time.

But he is fast building a strong case.

"Right now I'm having a ball. I'm absolutely loving it," Teague said.

"I'm going to enjoy every moment of it. Where it ends up, it ends up.

"The joy on the players' faces - that's probably the bit I've loved the most, seeing them get the reward for the hard work.

"That's why you play team sport, so you can share the joy with each other. That's what I love."

Curnow will undergo scans to determine the extent of his knee injury, but the Blues are confident it's only a minor medial ligament strain.

Cripps (foot) and McKay (groin) are in doubt to face the Demons.

Teague said the win over Fremantle was an important result for a young group, and good reward for the club's fans.

"Our players should take a lot of belief out of this, our fans should get excited," Teague said.

"I can't wait until we get back to Melbourne and we get our crowd really going again."

Source AAP

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