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Versatile trio re-sign

Talented trio put pen to paper Eagles GM of Football Craig Vozzo runs through the 3 players that have extended their stay with the club, Matt Allen, Brendon Ah Chee and Fraser McInnes

Three of the West Coast Eagles’ most versatile players have been re-contracted for the 2019 season.

Forward-ruckman Fraser McInnes, big-bodied midfielder Brendon Ah Chee and young forward Matt Allen, who also pushed through the midfield for East Perth this season, have all been recontracted for 2019.

Allen, selected with pick 62 in the 2015 national draft, has not yet played senior football but has encouraged the club with his capacity to play myriad roles.

Essentially playing exclusively as a forward in his first two seasons, he showed a capacity to excel in other roles at East Perth in 2018. Standing 193cm, the former fast bowler has excited coaching staff with his ability to play through the midfield in 2018, culminating in him tying for the Club Champion Award at East Perth.

McInnes, 25, was initially secured with pick 28 in the 2011 will remain on the rookie list in 2019.

The adaptable big man, who offers an option in the ruck as well as a key forward post, played three games in the successful 2018 campaign, taking his career tally to 13.

Ah Chee, 24, who joined the club through the trade period this time last year after six years and 27 AFL games at Port Adelaide, played eight senior games in 2018 after an ankle injury delayed his start to the season.

Strong in the air, able to push forward and provide a marking target, he will be pushing to build on a solid start to his Eagles career.