West Coast veterans Andrew Embley and Adam Selwood could be given farewell games in the Eagles' round 23 clash against Adelaide, coach John Worsfold said today.
Embley, who has played 249 games and may be given his 250th match in front of a home crowd, is now expected to follow teammates Mark Nicoski and Selwood into retirement at the end of the season.
Asked if Embley would get to the milestone, Worsfold said: "Leaning at this stage towards next week.
"To have one more game at Patersons Stadium in front of the people who have watched him over the last 14 years would be good. I think he warrants that sort of respect."
Asked if he now believed Embley would retire, Worsfold said: 'I expect it is now heading that way."
Worsfold said Selwood could "possibly" join Embley in the team for a last home-ground match.
"Adam's form has been really good," the coach said. "He has been held out of the side for the last week or two weeks because of the opportunity to give some younger players a game."
Embley had recently indicated he was keen to continue his career but Worsfold wasn't sure.
"Six weeks is a long time for 32 year olds," he said. "You hit the wall.
"I talk to him regularly about how he is tracking and how he is feeling and it is not a fait accompli. There is a lot that has to happen in terms of determining what your list is going to look like the following year.
"But I know that Andrew was wavering a little bit. He was starting to question how much he could add value to the squad next year."
Worsfold still expects midfielder Daniel Kerr to continue next season.Midfielder Luke Shuey has been ruled out of Friday night's clash against Collingwood after feeling a grab in his hamstring during the game against Geelong and at training on Monday.