Lycett in no rush to decide his future
Scott Lycett. Pic: AFL Media

West Coast ruckman Scott Lycett says he won't make any decision on his future until the end of the season but is happy with the club's ruck rotation policy for now.

Lycett played one of his best games in the Eagles' 12-point win over Brisbane at the Gabba on Saturday night, finishing with a career-high 19 disposals and drawing praise from coach Adam Simpson.

The South Australian is out of contract at the end of the season and is on the radar of a host of rival clubs, including Port Adelaide, who lack support for Matthew Lobbe.

With West Coast's ruck stocks headed by All-Australian pair Dean Cox and Nic Naitanui, Lycett has been restricted to 17 matches in four seasons.

However, the 21-year-old said he would wait and see how the rest of the year panned out before deciding whether to re-sign with the Eagles or pursue greater opportunities elsewhere.

"I think today might have been my seventh game for the season. I played seven last year and that's the most I've ever played," he said.

"Obviously I want to keep getting that experience at AFL level, then I'm just going to make a decision at the end of the year.

"It's nothing that worries me really.

"It probably worries the club and makes a bit of rumours and stuff (like) that float around outside, but I'm just focusing on footy and as long as we're winning it's all good."

Lycett's form against Brisbane is likely to cause headaches for Simpson following this week's bye. Cox was rested for the clash with the Lions, with Naitanui, Lycett and Callum Sinclair all playing. Cox will be available for selection against Richmond on Friday week, meaning all four talls will be fit for the first time in a month.

Lycett said he had no issue with Simpson rotating his ruckmen week to week, but he hoped to play well enough to be in the side more often than not.

Far from feeling like he was in competition with Cox, who is also the club's ruck coach, Lycett credited the Eagles games record holder with helping him lift his performances this year.

"I'm loving it, obviously it's a bit of a juggling act with me, Nic and Coxy but it's working pretty well," Lycett said.

"Coxy, even playing with him, he's probably in my eyes the best ruckman in the game, so for him to be my coach and pass on his knowledge and what he would do is invaluable.

"I'm only young in my career but once I finish I'll be glad I can say Dean Cox has coached me."

Lycett said West Coast's ability to hold off a late surge from Brisbane on Saturday night showed the players were adapting to Simpson's game plan and could continue to build in the back half of the season.

"The boys are starting to stick to the game plan and it's starting to gel, whereas in the first half of the year it probably wasn't working in the clutch stages of last quarters," Lycett said.

"If this game was in the first half of the year we might have lost. But we've got that experience now under the tutelage of Simmo, that we can rectify that and start winning games now."

The West Australian

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