Shuey s low-blow lesson
West Coast Eagles midfielder Luke Shuey. Picture: Getty Images.

West Coast coach John Worsfold says midfielder Luke Shuey has paid his price for being undisciplined and won't be asked to produce match-winning displays to make up for his suspensions.

But he admits the young gun needs to understand that every action has a reaction.

Shuey will return from his two-match ban for striking Lindsay Thomas on Sunday when the Eagles host Brisbane.

It was his second ban for striking this year. The Eagles have lost all three games he's missed.

West Coast's already injury- depleted team clearly missed Shuey as Sydney and Adelaide's on-ballers engineered big wins that have jeopardised the Eagles' top-four hopes. West Coast were second behind Sydney when Shuey was suspended.

They are now fifth, two games adrift of the Swans and Crows, and one game outside the top four.

But Worsfold said he wouldn't be heaping pressure on Shuey to repay the team.

"He should be preparing to play his best footy, regardless of whether he was suspended or whether he was playing last week," he said.

"I hope he learned that you take responsibility for your actions and you'll pay a price if you're undisciplined."

Forward Josh Hill (hamstring) is also expected to return.

Worsfold said the team had placed a high emphasis on improving at stoppages after being unable to stop the Swans and Crows from kicking goals. In the past fortnight, West Coast have kicked seven goals from stoppages and conceded 22.

"Up until the last two weeks, we were fairly highly rated in terms of scoring from stoppages," he said.

"We've leaked way too many goals, so we're confident we can address that fairly quickly."

But Worsfold was less worried about the team's inability to stop run-ons in the recent weeks.

Adelaide kicked seven unanswered goals last Saturday, the Swans booted seven goals to one during part of the previous match and North Melbourne piled on eight consecutive goals in round 15.

Collingwood and Carlton both kicked five unanswered goals against West Coast earlier in the year and Brisbane built their round-10 comeback around four goals in less than seven minutes during the final term.

"It's only a concern if you can't stop it and then you can't have a run-on yourself," Worsfold said.

"Against North Melbourne, it was a concern at the time but we were able to turn it around and then get our run-on and outscore them by the end of the game.

"That's the nature of the game.

"If you looked across the competition and looked for teams getting run-ons, it's a big part of the game these days. The key thing is how long a run-on lasts and when yours comes, how much you make of it."

"I hope he learned that you take responsibility for your actions." " * John Worsfold * on Luke Shuey

The West Australian

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