West Coast Eagle Jack Redden admits senior players could be relegated to WAFL in 2023 if they can’t find form

West Coast veteran Jack Redden admits senior players may be forced to spend more time in the WAFL next season if the team fails to climb the ladder quickly.

The Eagles finished the season in 17th place with just two wins, a save rate of 59.8 and a last-round defeat to Geelong of 85 points. Nine of their losses were by over 50 points and included two losses by over 100 points.

As COVID-19 impacted the West Coast start of the season and injuries to key players were also a factor, Redden said no one could avoid the reality that they’ve had “a pretty terrible year.”

Question marks now hang over how the Eagles will rebuild their roster as nine players are over 30. Josh Kennedy has already retired, but coaches face tough decisions about other big names.

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