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Simpson pleased by performance, Priddis 100 per cent

Adam Simpson has lauded the West Coast Eagles performance in their 68-point win over Richmond on Friday night. 

The Eagles restricted Richmond to eight inside-50s in the first half which was the lowest ever by a Tigers team and the second lowest in history. 

Simpson said he was ‘pretty happy’ with most areas of the game. 

‘I’m not going to overplay it, but at the same time I think we produced one of our better performances especially this year,’ he said. 

‘Some ascendancy around the ball from the clearances and we also wanted to keep the ball in our half,’he said.’ 

The Eagles did it without clearance machine Matt Priddis who missed the match due to an adductor injury. 

Simpson said the 2014 Brownlow medallist was likely to return this weekend against Sydney.

‘Priddis trained pretty well today off-site,’ Simpson said. 

‘I asked him today (Priddis) and he said he’s 100 per cent. He does hide injuries pretty well.

On Monday West Coast accepted a one-match suspension for ruckman Scott Lycett after he was charged with striking Tyrone Vickery. 

‘I think he got we he deserved in the end. It was unnecessary, so we’ll accept it, move on and he wont do it again.’