Premiership Eagle Will Schofield is set to play for the West Coast Eagles' WAFL side this weekend amid the Perth side's club-wide injury crisis.

Schofield played 194 games with West Coast and was awarded with life membership in 2016 after playing 150 games for the club.

The 2018 Premiership defender told the BackChat Podcast earlier this week that he was a chance to play for West Coast amidst their deepening injury crisis.

"I think there is some sort of chance I play for the West Coast Eagles WAFL side, maybe this week, maybe next week," Schofield said.

"I think I could easily play a game, one game."

With West Coast struggling to field a full team at the moment, Schofield presented the idea to coach Adam Simpson at a media appearance the other day, saying his "services are available, always have been, always will be."

According to The West Australian, Schofield is set to feature for the Eagles' reserves this weekend when they take on East Fremantle on Sunday.

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Simpson told reporters he has "around 24 players" to pick from to form a 23-man squad this weekend, with almost 20 players currently sitting on the Eagles' injury list, including key players Luke Shuey, Jeremy McGovern, Shannon Hurn, Nic Naitanui, Liam Ryan and Elliot Yeo.

"We're pretty close to naming Next Generation Academy boys in our squad which is not ideal because they're not quite ready for WAFL, let alone AFL," Adam Simpson said at yesterday's press conference.

With WAFL players now finding themselves playing for the AFL side, the injury issue has filtered down to create issues with fielding a solid WAFL team, as amateurs now find themselves playing.

As a result, West Coast's WAFL side lost to East Perth by 170 points last weekend.

West Coast will travel to Adelaide Oval again this weekend to take on an in-form Port Adelaide at 1:45pm (AEST) on Saturday.