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LeCras backs Worsfold all the way

By Justin Chadwick 31/05/2010 03:31:04 PM Comments (0)

West Coast forward Mark LeCras has thrown his support behind besieged coach John Worsfold, claiming the Eagles great is the best man to lead the club out of its current mire.

The Eagles slumped to 14th on the table - two wins and percentage adrift of the top-eight - following Sunday's 29-point loss to Carlton.

After the match Worsfold, who is contracted until the end of 2011, declared the club remained on track to challenge for the flag by 2013.

But with the Eagles hurtling towards a third straight finish outside the top eight, the two-time premiership captain and one-time premiership coach is under increasing pressure to keep his job.

Football greats Robert Walls, Tony Shaw and Leigh Matthews have all questioned Worsfold's premiership plans but LeCras said the players should be copping the brunt of the criticism.

"I'll back Woosha in any day of the week," LeCras said on Monday.

"A lot of it comes down to the players, we're the ones out there making the skill errors ... that do cost us.

"A lot of it comes down to us, I don't think it's got a whole lot to do with him.

"He's a very positive coach.

"There's plenty we've got to work on ... so we'll keep trying to improve.

"It's a very successful club and we are aiming to win premierships, so we know what we've got to do."

The task doesn't get any easier for the Eagles, who tackle league leaders Geelong at Subiaco Oval on Saturday night.

Melbourne rested Tom Scully and Jack Trengove against the Cats last week but LeCras said West Coast would take no such approach.

"We'll be putting our best side out on the field and we'll be going out there to win," he said.

"It's going to be a good test to see where we're at and where we need to be to be a premiership side."

LeCras was confident West Coast's shoddy skills would improve with time.

"I think we are just a young, developing group. As time goes past we'll improve in that area," he said.

"Skills under pressure are taking a little bit to get used to but I don't think we are too far away from improving on that area.

"We know where we're at as a group and where we want to be. We feel like we're improving every week and taking something away from each game."

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