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Eagles in attacking mindset

Adam Simpson will encourage his team to be bold and take on the highest scoring team in the competition on Friday night. 

West Coast play Adelaide in the first game of the final round and need to win to keep any hope of a top-four finish alive. 

The Eagles would then need two of Hawthorn, Geelong and GWS to lose. 

With the most potent forward line in the competition the Crows average 115 points per game and Simpson said West Coast wouldn’t take a backwards step.  

‘We’ll play our way,’ Simpson said. 

‘I think if you try and come in with a defensive mindset, especially against the best scoring team in the competition …  then you can put pressure on the game.

‘I think you’ve got to get on the front foot a little bit and if you’re hurt at the other end that’s life.

‘You’ve gotta go down playing your way.’

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