Woosha delighted with LeCras Eagles return
Mark LeCras in action against Geelong. Pic: Getty Images

West Coast coach John Worsfold says he was rapt with Mark LeCras' return to football against Geelong tonight.

Worsfold said his silky small forward had been itching to get out there.

"His pre-season has been outstanding so it was just good to know he is up and going again," he said.

"He had a smile on his face after the game so I would say he has pulled up well but I haven't actually spoken to him."

Worsfold said he was unsure whether LeCras would play in the club's next NAB Cup fixture against Collingwood."We will just assess (that)," he said.

"We have only got two more games plus potentially the NAB Cup grand final"

Our planning is around having two good hit-outs with a week off around where the NAB CUp grand final is.

"We are keen to get some good ground time into players but he (LeCras) may only play one and a half," he said.

Worsfold said he was pleased overall to get out of the two games with a comfortable win over Fremantle and a narrow loss to Geelong.

"It was an excellent hit-out," he said. "For some of the guys it was over pretty quick but it was a good, intense hit-out."

Worsfold said he was disappointed his side couldn't close out the match against the Cats, allowing a last-gasp nine-point goal.

"A little bit that they scored three or four goals in a few minutes," he said. "It is not what we are focussing on at the moment but we will learn a little bit out of that."

Collingwood recruit Sharrod Wellingham impressed his new coach.

"He showed why we picked him."

Worsfold also backed young ruckman Scott Lycett.

"He is still very, very young but as he keeps maturing he is going to take a lot of contested marks and he is going to ruck really well," he said.

"Worsfold said Daniel Kerr was unlikely to play in the Eagles next fixture but said Dean Cox and Beau Waters were likely starters.

A slight tweak to the ankle of key forward Josh Kennedy kept him out of tonight's games but he is likely to play in two weeks.

The West Australian

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