Worsfold see his Glass still half full
Worsfold see his Glass still half full

West Coast full-back Darren Glass will become the second longest-serving captain in the club's history after being endorsed as skipper for a sixth season.

The 31-year-old, who has captained the club in 101 games, will overtake Ben Cousins' mark of 104 matches as leader if he avoids serious injury.

Coach John Worsfold (135) holds the record as the longest-serving West Coast captain.

Glass, a three-times club champion and the All-Australian captain last year, was chosen to continue in the role by his teammates and the match committee - a decision ratified by the board on Tuesday.

Heir apparent Beau Waters will remain vice-captain. Worsfold said Glass was a wonderful leader.

"Darren has said in the last couple of years that he would like to hand over the captaincy at some point, but all feel he has a tremendous amount to contribute in the role," Worsfold said.

"Importantly, his teammates want him to remain as captain."

The reappointment caps an outstanding pre-season for Glass, who with ruckman Dean Cox has not missed a beat on the training track.

The veterans again led the way at yesterday's main training session at Patersons Stadium.

In further good news for West Coast, Mark LeCras looks poised to make his return in the NAB Cup in just over two weeks.

The forward missed all of last year after rupturing an anterior cruciate ligament in pre-season.

West Coast have been cautious with the 2010 All-Australian, but confirmed yesterday that LeCras was in line for selection for the February 16 NAB Cup opening round against Geelong and Fremantle.

The 26-year-old looks to be ahead of fellow forward Mark Nicoski, who is returning from a hamstring injury which also ruled him out of the 2012 season.

LeCras trained strongly in a series of full-ground drills, but Nicoski did not appear.

Adam Selwood was restricted to walking laps for 20 minutes.

Matt Rosa jogged laps before he also left the session early.

Recovering trio Daniel Kerr (knee), Waters (hip) and Nic Naitanui (groin) were absentees and remain the major concerns for the Eagles.

Naitanui jogged laps at McGillivray Oval yesterday morning alongside a number of teammates, including struggling youngster Murray Newman.

·Nick Riewoldt has been reappointed as captain of St Kilda, while Sam Fisher has pulled out of the leadership group. DID YOU KNOW? 104 The number of times Ben Cousins captained West Coast

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