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WAFL: Eagles looking to bounce back against Swans

The WAFL Report - Round 6 Our WAFL Eagles couldn't get over the line against a spirited East Perth outfit, but don't worry, there are still always Eyecatchers for us to talk about!
West Coast face Swan Districts at Steel Blue Oval on Saturday

West Coast will look to return to their winning ways when they take on Swan Districts at Steel Blue Oval on Saturday.

Following back-to-back losses at the hands of South Fremantle and East Perth, the Eagles will be looking for a crucial win against a formidable Swans line-up.

West Coast currently sit seventh on the ladder with a 2-4 record, and a percentage of 75.5 per cent.

Swan Districts have had a tough start to the season, recording just one win from their first six games.

However, the Swans still boast a respectable percentage of 97.8, which demonstrates their competitiveness throughout the season.

In fact, their biggest defeat to date was an 18-point loss to reigning premiers Subiaco in round five and their average losing margin for the season is just 10.6 points.

New recruit George Hampson has been a shining light for the Swans this season, averaging 23 disposals a game, while Leigh Kohlmann has proven to be a prominent target up forward with nine goals for the season.

West Coast’s depth is sure to be tested on Saturday, with several key players expected to miss through a mix of AFL selection and injury.

The Eagles will announce its AFL team at 4.20pm today.

Saturday’s matchup is a critical one for the Eagles, who currently sit a game and percentage outside the top five.

Bouncedown is at 2.15pm at Steel Blue Oval.