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Eagle Cox set to retire
Eagle Cox set to retire

Speculation is mounting that champion West Coast ruckman Dean Cox is set to announce his retirement.

The Eagles have called a midday press conference where Cox, the club's games record holder, seems certain to call time on his celebrated career.

It is understood that Cox, a six-times All-Australian, will play out the remainder of the season.

The news comes less than 72 hours after West Coast chief executive Trevor Nisbett said the club was confident it would retain young South Australian ruckman Scott Lycett, who is out of contract at the end of the season and on the radar of several clubs.

Cox, who has been rested at stages this year, will return for Friday night's clash with Richmond at Patersons Stadium.

Turning 33 next month, Cox has played 286 games, but has sat out three matches this season, including the team's fighting victory over Brisbane last Saturday week.

His likely retirement follows that of long-time teammate and close friend Darren Glass, who announced earlier in the season that he couldn't continue.

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