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Eagles walking wounded

Adam Simpson is wary of the up-and-coming Western Bulldogs as they head West to face the Eagles this weekend. 

The coach confirmed West Coast will be further weakened with Wil Schofield and Scott Lycett expected to miss through injury. 

Schofield injured his hamstring and was subbed out of the Derby in the third quarter, while Lycett injured his left knee. 

Simpson said he was unsure whether Jamie Cripps had suffered a fractured jaw from a strike from Alex Silvagni. 

Nic Naitanui is also in line to return this weekend after arriving home from Fiji. 

‘The play an exciting brand. There’s genuine belief with what Beveridge is trying to do. 

‘He’s got them (playing) really smart, attacking, aggressive football, but they’re also defending well as well. 

‘It’s going to be a real challenge for us. They’re up and about and I think they’re looking forward to the trip.’