Jetta return on cards for Eagles

24 April 2018 22:29:57 GMTPlus11

West Coast expect Lewis Jetta back for the first Western Derby at Optus Stadium on Sunday.

The speedster missed the win over Carlton at the MCG last time out with general soreness.

The former Swan's absence was felt by Adam Simpson's side, who were also without youngsters Liam Ryan and Daniel Venables due to ankle injuries.

Simpson said Jetta should be "good to go" when the Eagles face Fremantle in a much-anticipated clash at the two clubs' new home.

"He was just pretty sore from the first four or five rounds," added the coach. "We looked after him a little bit, he might have been able to get up late but we didn't take the risk with the travel."

Midfielder Luke Shuey was in a moon boot after the 10-point win over Carlton due to a toe injury but Simpson expects him to be available against the Dockers.

West Coast and the Dockers have both enjoyed good starts to life at Optus Stadium. Though the Eagles lost their first game there, to Sydney in round one, they've won their other two matches at the stadium and Fremantle have a 3-0 record at the venue.

Simpson's side are on a four-game winning streak, but wingman Andrew Gaff says West Coast's midfield will need to find another gear against their rivals.

The Dockers feature superstar skipper Nat Fyfe and giant ruckman Aaron Sandilands, and Gaff rates them as one of the better midfields in the AFL.

"We know the game is won and lost in the middle. If we're a bit off like we were on the weekend it comes down to chance," he said.

West Coast are 63/100 to beat Fremantle, who are 27/20.

The Eagles are 93/100 conceding a 5.5-points start.

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