Shuey touch and go

West Coast midfield playmaker Luke Shuey is one of at least three Eagles players under a cloud as they wait until today to finalise their team to face North Melbourne at Patersons Stadium on Sunday.

Shuey, who did not train with teammates on Tuesday, was named in the final Eagles team today but the Eagles will have further time to assess his fitness.

Alongside him was defender Brad Sheppard, who had a concussion test late in last week's loss to Collingwood and will also be monitored further.

Elliot Yeo was picked in the 18 but is not certain to play as the Eagles assess the continuing effects of the dental procedures to fix and cap the teeth he broke against the Magpies at the MCG.

West Coast regained Mark LeCras from suspension at the expense of last week's substitute Mark Hutchings.

Meanwhile, North Melbourne named two back-up ruckmen - Daniel Currie and Majak Daw - on their bench to keep the home team guessing on the final make-up of their team.

Liam Anthony, Ben Jacobs and Aaron Mullett were also named.

Eagles list manager Craig Vozzo said Shuey was suffering from "general soreness" after last week's game.

Yeo still had more dental work ahead to correct the damage done to his teeth.

"We think he (Yeo) will play but there will be a decision and a final call made later on," he said.

"There is a root canal, then they put pillars in and then they put cappings on. He is part way through that process."

Vozzo said the return of LeCras did not automatically mean that Josh Hill would be left out on Sunday.

Hill kicked two goals and laid five tackles against the Magpies and Vozzo said he was often judged harshly.

"Hilly needs to stay in games longer but he plays quite a different role," he said.

"The week before everyone was raving about Adelaide's Charlie Cameron. Charlie Cameron had about 12 touches and kicked a goal. Hilly had 10 or 11 touches against Collingwood, kicked two goals and applied a similar type of pressure. He gets judged very harshly and he is not a high- possession player but he hits the scoreboard and he applies good defensive pressure."

Vozzo said the Eagles were disappointed but encouraged by their narrow loss to Collingwood.

"If they bring that level of intent and skill level that we had for most of the night against Collingwood then we should win more games," he said.

The West Australian

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