West Coast have been urged to consider handing delisted Geelong midfielder Charlie Constable a lifeline for next season, with club great Andrew Embley suggesting the unfavoured onballer would add great depth to the Eagles' senior midfield.
Setting his attention to the ageing demographic of West Coast's midfield, Embley told Triple M Perththat Constable would be a viable reinforcement option for Adam Simpson's squad.
“He’s a really good, strong-bodied mid,” the Norm Smith medallist said.
“This year, he played in the VFL and just dominated. He was way too good for that competition. I’m actually a little bit surprised with their ageing list they didn’t keep Charlie on.
“You look at West Coast’s midfield group and they’ve got a lot of A-graders in there, but these A-Graders are 30-plus now … They’re no longer the players that they once were.
“I think Charlie Constable could be a good fit for the West Coast Eagles. He might not play every game, but if one of your key midfielders goes down, he’s a player that can step in and play a really important role for you.”
The Eagles' list was the third oldest in the competition this season, sitting behind only the Cats and Saints with an average age of 24.9 years.