The Eagles have made the tactical call two days in advance of Sunday evening's bout.
"'Gaffy' will be the sub this week," Simpson stated on Friday.
“Gaffy will be the sub this week.”
Adam Simpson on Andrew Gaff pic.twitter.com/ZhBcfkPAFE
— West Coast Eagles (@WestCoastEagles) July 14, 2023
The 13-year Eagles stalwart has been a topic of conversation in recent days, following a report linking Gaff to a potential trade away from West Coast at year's end.
The 31-year-old, once recognised as a premier engine-room player, has fallen from grace as his career has progressed.
While a contracted West Coast player until the end of next season, the idea of a trade has been floated and Gaff is reportedly not against the prospect, particularly as the Eagles begin to shift towards their next generation of youthful talent.