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Naitanui in doubt for Magpies' AFL clash

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

PERTH - West Coast ruckman Nic Naitanui is in doubt for Sunday's AFL clash with Collingwood at Patersons Stadium in a match that could define the finals fate of both sides.

Naitanui is battling a bout of soreness, with the Eagles to wait until game day before making a final call on the 24-year-old.

West Coast (8-10) need to win in order to keep their finals hopes alive, while Collingwood (10-8) are also scrapping to secure a spot at the lower end of the top eight.

Should Naitanui be ruled out, his absence will be offset by the return of retiring great Dean Cox, who trained strongly this week after recovering from a bout of concussion.

Back-up ruckman Scott Lycett has also been named, giving West Coast plenty of ruck depth even if Naitanui fails to come up.

"He's a little bit sore," Eagles coach Adam Simpson said of Naitanui.

"We've just got to keep an eye on him. We'll just see how he goes. Cox is flying. He's jumping out of his skin. He's been training really well and he looks as good as he ever has."

Collingwood haven't won in Perth since 2011, but fancy their chances of snapping that losing run after gaining some much-needed confidence in last week's win over Port Adelaide.








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