Reid collected 23 objectives from his 15 WAFL looks in 2015.
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* T&C s applyReid (hamstring) and Cameron (groin) are coming back from injury, while Petruccelle was dropped after West Coasts round 3 loss to Brisbane, having kicked simply 2 goals in 3 games.
Speaking on 7NEWS, Simpson said Reid, Cameron and Petruccelle had all put their hands up for selection after good efficiencies versus Gold Coast in a scrimmage at the weekend.
” I think Jack and Cammo are available. Nic Reids put his hand up, hes constructing his fitness back from injury,” Simpson said.
” Some little forwards there with a little bit of form, albeit its scrimmage kind of play versus Gold Coast. I think it was 15 on 15.
” A little bit of form there for all those men and match committee will be interesting today.”.
Simpson likewise said the Eagles might be without skipper Luke Shuey for the round 7 blockbuster Western Derby.
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West Coast skipper Luke Shuey remains in doubt for the Western Derby due to a hamstring injury. Credit: Chris Hyde/AFL Photos/via Getty ImagesHowever he remains enthusiastic the Norm Smith medallist will return quicker instead of later, with a scan the other day revealing his hamstring injury was “on the small side”.
” It will be a one to 2 weeker, so he may be in doubt for the derby,” he said.
” Definitely unavailable this week and ideally its under 3 weeks.”.
Premiership defenders Lewis Jetta and Will Schofield are unlikely to restore their places in the side, with Simpson applauding his backline which held strong versus an under-manned Swans forward line.
” I thought our backline in basic were pretty well connected to the remainder of the game,” he said.
” They put a lot of pressure on and worked really well as an unit.”.
Another chapter in the impressive increase of West Coast recruit Nic Reid could be composed today, with coach Adam Simpson stating the small forward remains in the mix to make his debut against Adelaide on Saturday.
Reid was contributed to the Eagles rookie list earlier this year and remains in a three-way battle with Jarrod Cameron and Jack Petruccelle to fill deep space left by Jamaine Jones, who sustained a hamstring injury in simply his 2nd video game for the club.
If the 24-year-old is chosen it would add to an already extraordinary story, which has seen the former Claremont colt go from representing North Beach in the Perth Football League to starring for the Eagles WAFL group, to the AFL stage in the space of 2 years.