VETERAN West Coast forward Mark LeCras needs to ask himself whether he is fully committed before putting his hand up to play on next season, skipper Shannon Hurn says.
LeCras is out of contract and one of several Eagles facing uncertain futures after the club was unceremoniously dumped from the finals by Greater Western Sydney on Saturday night.
While the 31-year-old booted 32 goals in 19 games this year, he battled inconsistency and struggled with hip issues, especially during a four-match mid-season goal drought.
Hurn insisted his long-time teammate was capable of playing on in 2018, but LeCras has to have the hunger for a 14th season.
"I think certainly he can if he wants to. That's always the biggest question that Lecca's got to ask himself," Hurn said.
"If you want to work hard, want to get better and come and do the hard yards, I certainly think Lecca can play for another two years, no problem.
"He's a very smart forward, understands the game and generally finishes off quite well.
"I'd love to see him play on and I think he will, but there's still a bit going on.
"I know he's keen to play, so it just comes down to that commitment.
"It's been spoken about, but that month period there he wasn't playing great footy, due to a little bit (that) he couldn't train, bit injured, didn't work.
"But I think since then he's come out and really performed his role, but at training he's wanted to get better and set a good example.
"That is part of the puzzle. Yes, you've still got to perform but if you're setting a good example and you're training well it's going to turn for you."
Decisions also have to be made on the futures of Eric Mackenzie, Sharrod Wellingham and Josh Hill in the wake of Saturday night's 67-point thumping from the hard-running Giants.
Hurn was disappointed West Coast didn’t fire a shot against GWS, lamenting poor ball use and pressure.
"They did run really well, but if you use the ball well you're going to be OK, but we didn't manage to do that," Hurn said.
"I would've loved to have gone further (than a semi-final) and done more.
"We were just too inconsistent this year. We'd play well and then for whatever reason when things weren't going our way we just couldn't stem that flow."
Hurn highlighted the improvement of youngsters Dom Sheed, Liam Duggan and Tom Barrass as positives to take from a frustrating campaign.
Following the retirements of Matt Priddis, Sam Mitchell, Drew Petrie and Sam Butler, many are suggesting the Eagles might need to take a step back and regenerate their list before they can challenge for a flag again.
But the Eagles should regain ruckmen Nic Naitanui and Scott Lycett next year, and Hurn believed West Coast wouldn't fall away.
"We've got a lot of senior blokes leaving now so we need a fair few blokes to step up," Hurn said.
"I think we can get better but that takes a fair bit of hard work and a good pre-season."