Sheed to battle for spot

22 February 2019 06:40:19 EST

Dom Sheed has signed a two-year extension with West Coast which will keep him at the Eagles until the end of 2021.

He has designs on spending the rest of his career with the club he grew up supporting. Sheed is still only 23, but has already been at the Eagles for five years and says he can see himself being a one-club player.

Last season wasn't all plain sailing for the left-footer, who was dropped three times during the campaign by coach Adam Simpson.

He ended the year experiencing the game's ultimate moment when he kicked the match-winning set shot in the Grand Final against Collingwood from the boundary.

Speaking of his new deal, Sheed said: "Obviously, it was a very easy decision coming off a successful year for the footy club in 2018.

"I've been here the past five years, so it would be nice to hang around for another five and hopefully potentially be a one-club player. I grew up barracking for West Coast for a child, so it's nice to hang around for a few more years."

Sheed says with the Eagles having strengthened through the draft it means he'll have to stay at that level to retain his spot.

He only came back into the line-up when Andrew Gaff was suspended but took the opportunity with both hands as he averaged 29 disposals in three finals to share the club's Player of the Finals award with Jack Redden.

"You're only two or three bad games off being back out of the team again and you've got a whole new bunch of draftees coming into the club wanting your spot and are hungry," he added. "I think when I'm playing my best footy and what I'm capable of, I am (in the best 22)."

West Coast are 13/2 to win the Grand Final and 9/20 to win their first game of the season against Brisbane, who are 7/4 to come out on top.

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