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WAFL: Eagles welcome back terrific trio

The WAFL Eagles will be bolstered by the return of three big names for its crucial round 18 clash with Perth at Mineral Resources Park on Saturday.

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Premiership defender Tom Cole, hard-nosed onballer Brady Grey and veteran big man Drew Petrie have been named in the 25-man squad to take on the Demons.

The trio missed last week’s tight loss to Swan Districts for varied reasons.

Cole was the travelling emergency for the AFL side, Grey was serving the second week of his two-game suspension and Petrie was rested for the encounter at Steel Blue Oval.

While West Coast gains plenty of experience, it will again be without its skipper Fraser McInnes, who failed to recover from the quadricep injury that kept him on the sidelines last weekend.

The team will also be missing dynamic defender Liam Duggan (ankle) and key position player Jarrod Brander (hamstring), who incurred injuries while playing the Black Ducks.

Jordan Busher, Sam Hobbs, Kieran Hugg, Sam Lamont and Daniel Acres are in the running for a recall after being named on the extended bench.

That will also be the case for the AFL side’s emergencies, who will be revealed at 3pm tomorrow.

West Coast takes on Perth at Mineral Resources Park from 2.15pm on Saturday.