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West Coast great Andrew Embley believes defender Liam Duggan will become Eagles’ next captain



West Coast great Andrew Embley has named a surprise contender to become Luke Shuey’s successor.

The 2006 Norm Smith medallist believes Liam Duggan should be the Eagles’ 16th leader in its rich 34-year history, following his breakout 2020 campaign.

The 24-year-old finished fifth in the club’s fairest and best after not only producing a prolific season in the backline, but also proving his worth when moved to the midfield.

“Liam Duggan I rate really highly. I think he will be West Coast’s next captain,” Embley said on Triple M’s Rush Hour.

“I think he’s a very quality player, (he) had a good year last year.”

A hamstring injury to premiership tagger Mark Hutchings saw Duggan deployed in the midfield after half-time against…

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