CARLTON is not resting on its laurels after a season-best performance as it pushes to end its nine-year finals drought.

Praise has been thrown the Blues' way after they demolished fellow top-four contenders Fremantle on Saturday in what coach Michael Voss described as a "signature win".

At 10-4, the Blues are surging towards their first finals appearance since 2013.

Defender Nic Newman said Carlton was "very pleased" with how it dismantled the Dockers but know it has to keep playing with the same ferocity.

Harry McKay celebrates a goal during Carlton's clash against Fremantle in round 15, 2022. Picture: Getty Images

The Blues have just six days to prepare for Friday night's match against a desperate St Kilda, which is coming off three straight losses.

"As Vossy said, it was probably one of our best performances of the year and we were very happy with how we played and the consistency over the four quarters," Newman said.

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"It was our best game as a group against some really quality opposition in Freo and an important win.

"While we're really pleased, we've got to move on pretty quick, because Friday night will come around really quickly and the Saints will be raring to go."

Carlton celebrates a Jack Newnes goal against Fremantle in round 15, 2022. Picture: Michael Willson/AFL Photos

Key defender Jacob Weitering (shoulder) and midfielder Adam Cerra (hamstring) are pushing to return from injury against the Saints.

But Weitering is considered unlikely and has more of a chance to play against West Coast in round 17.

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"I don't know what the number is, but it seems like we've been rolling through 35 or 40 players ... it goes to show how strong our list is," Blues midfielder George Hewett said.

"Some players like Kempy (Brodie Kemp) on the weekend – he's a bit undersized but he played his role fantastically."