Eagles re-sign Butler, Lycett

Eagles re-sign Butler, Lycett
By Eurosport

28/06/2012 at 15:55Updated 28/06/2012 at 15:56

West Coast have re-signed premiership defender Sam Butler and emerging ruckman Scott Lycett for the next two AFL seasons.

Butler, snared with pick No.20 in the 2003 national draft, has been restricted to just 84 games due to a spate of soft tissue injuries, but remains an important cog in the Eagles' defence.

"The club is poised to launch a serious premiership assault in the near future and it is great to have the opportunity to be a part of that," Butler said.

"As a young player, I was fortunate enough to be a part of the 2006 premiership and that is obviously something I would like to experience again."

Lycett, 19, has played three games for the Eagles but is viewed as a long-term project.

The 203cm ruckman/forward is sidelined by a knee injury.

West Coast sit in fourth spot on the table ahead of Saturday's match against last-placed Gold Coast in Perth.