Andrew Gaff may have played his way back onto West Coast's senior list with a 25 disposal performance in yesterday's loss to WAFL side South Fremantle.

Gaff, Dom Sheed, Alex Witherden and Jai Culley were all absent in West Coast's best performance of the 2024 AFL season so far, all instead featuring in the 88-point loss to the Bulldogs.

Gaff's 25 touches, five marks and two tackles were close to the best of any West Coast player, while 21-year-old Zane Trew put up similar numbers to go with a goal.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 05: Andrew Gaff of the Eagles passes the ball during the round 20 AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Fremantle Dockers at Optus Stadium on August 5, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Rebounding defender Alex Witherden may also be welcomed back, gathering 20 disposals and seven marks down back.

Sheed and Culley were relatively underwhelming, the former finding the ball just 15 times and the latter managing eight disposals, one goal and two behinds up forward.

Senior coach Adam Simpson will have some selection choices to make with youngsters Ryan Maric and Luke Edwards suffering injuries in Saturday's loss to Sydney.

Maric will be likely be sidelined for more than two weeks, the 19-year-old was hospitalised after a Jack Darling knee to the back left him with fractured ribs and a punctured lung.

Edwards was subbed from the match with the club citing 'hamstring awareness'.

The 78-104 result in the AFL was one of West Coast's best performances for some time, led by prized pick Harley Reid.

Simpson and the Eagles' selection staff will be reluctant to make further changes beyond the two injury swaps, potentially looking to carry whatever momentum they can into round five against Richmond.