ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 30: Brendon Ah Chee of the Eagles competes for the ball during the round 15 AFL match between the Adelaide Crows and the West Coast Eagles at Adelaide Oval on June 30, 2018 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

West Coast have re-signed Brendon Ah Chee, Fraser McInnes and Matthew Allen to finalise their list ahead of the draft.

Ah Chee was traded from Port Adelaide to the Eagles at the start of 2018 season in search of more opportunities and played eight senior games at his new club.

“He (Ah Chee) was pretty unfortunate after a terrific pre-season last year to get injured early on in the JLT series, which set him back about eight weeks and made it difficult for him to get any continuity in the front end of the season,” Eagles football manager Craig Vozzo told AFL.com.au.

“But he played some really good and important footy for us throughout the year and was a big part of the squad that got us through to the Grand Final.”

McInnes, taken with pick 28 in 2011, played three senior games in 2018 to take his total tally to 14 and will enter his eighth season at the club.

“He was pretty unfortunate after a terrific pre-season last year to get injured early on in the JLT series, which set him back about eight weeks and made it difficult for him to get any continuity in the front end of the season,” Vozzo said.

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“But he played some really good and important footy for us throughout the year and was a big part of the squad that got us through to the Grand Final.”

Allen was drafted with pick 52 in 2015 but is yet to make his AFL debut.

“Not everyone goes in the (Andrew) Gaff/(Jack) Darling first year, 20-odd games of senior footy (path),” Vozzo said.

“Matty’s missed his entire first pre-season and a large majority of his first season with us so he was able to string a full pre-season together last year and we saw some reward and improvement, particularly in the back half of last year when he was playing a mid/forward role.

“We’re really excited that at 193cm and with his work rate and running capacity with where Matthew can take his game next year … we think he can play a number of roles for us.”

 

 

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