suspension to Andrew Gaff has opened the door for Dom Sheed to solidify his place in the Eagles' line up as they advance through September.
Sheed has averaged 27.5 disposals in the past four matches, highlighted by a career-best September display against Collingwood.
"I'm not going to be an All Australian, club champion Andrew Gaff, but I just wanted to come back in and play my role for the team and just be as predictable as I could," Sheed said.
Sheed says being sent back to the WAFL may have been what he needed.
"It's a massive emotional rollercoaster when you're in your fifth year and you get sent back to the WAFL," he said.
"It plays on your mind a fair bit with your confidence, but you've got to try to park all of that and just play your role for the team.
"I worked on my whole game. I wasn't necessarily playing badly, I just wasn't playing to the standard of what the other midfielders were playing and someone had to be squeezed, and it was me."