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Sam wants one for the thumb

Boom West Coast Eagles recruit Sam Mitchell says he believes they can push for the flag in 2017. 

The Premiership captain and four-time Premiership player at Hawthorn was unveiled by the Eagles on Friday.

The 34-year-old could also become a Brownlow medallist on Tuesday when the AFL commission decides what to do with the 2012 medal Jobe Watson handed back. 

Mitchell refused to be drawn on whether he would accept the medal, but was more forthright on his hopes of success at the Eagles. 

‘I wasn’t going to make a move from Hawthorn to another club that I didn’t think had a chance for success,’ he said. 

‘I’d imagine they’re a team that would be aiming to finish in the top-four and from there launch an attack on winning a Premiership.’

Mitchell also expressed his desire to play on beyond 2017, but would wait to see how his form and fitness is. 

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