Liam Duggan re-signs with West Coast Eagles on new three-year deal

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Liam Duggan is staying at West Coast.
Camera IconLiam Duggan is staying at West Coast. Credit: Paul Kane/via AFL Photos

Freshly re-signed Eagles defender Liam Duggan says it’s been “slow going” as he eyes a return to the pre-season training track following knee surgery.

Duggan inked a new three-year deal to remain at West Coast, three years to the week since he featured in the club’s 2018 premiership side.

The 24-year-old’s main focus is now recapturing full fitness after having surgery to fix a posterior cruciate ligament issue that forced him to miss the last three games of the Eagles’ season.

“The knee is coming along. It’s been slow going since the operation,” he said.

“I suppose the only silver lining of finishing in August is that I was able to get this done nice and early and should be back with plenty of time for next season.

“Although we’d love to still be training at the moment and getting ready for the big dance, it wasn’t to be this year. But we’ll have this out of the way and ready to go for next year.”

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Duggan has played 116 games since his debut in 2015, becoming an important cog in West Coast’s defence.

The Victorian junior said he had no thoughts of a return to his home state.

“This will take me through to 10 years. I’d love to be a one-club player,” he said.

“That’s been high on my priority since arriving at the AFL and arriving at this great club as well.”

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