Eagles Skipper Opens Up About Mark LeCras Future

He spoke to the press today.

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West Coast captain Shannon Hurn has backed his team mate Mark LeCras to play on next season.

LeCras is 31 and is yet to be offered a new contract by the Eagles to play next year.

Hurn told the media today that if LeCras has the desire to play on he can still contribute next season. 

"If you want to work hard, want to get better and come and do the hard yards, I certainly think Lecca can play for another two years, no problem," Hurn said. 

"He's a very smart forward, understands the game and generally finishes off quite well.

"I'd love to see him play on and I think he will, but there's still a bit going on.

"I know he's keen to play, so it just comes down to that commitment.

LeCras has kicked 32 goals from 19 games but has been under the microscope for under-performing through the middle of the season. 

Hurn said that LeCras was battling injury through this period.

"It's been spoken about, but that month period there he wasn't playing great footy, due to a little bit (that) he couldn't train, bit injured, didn't work," Hurn said. 

"But I think since then he's come out and really performed his role, but at training he's wanted to get better and set a good example."

The Eagles were bundled out of the finals last night losing to GWS by 67 points.