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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Former West Coast Eagle Scott Lycett excited to team up with Paddy Ryder at Port Adelaide

Port Adelaide recruit Scott Lycett wants to “silence the critics” about whether two ruckmen can fit into the same team.
The West Coast premiership big man, who is back at Alberton after eight seasons in the west, is confident he can fit into the Power’s best 22 alongside Paddy Ryder.
He said it was an exciting prospect to team up with the All-Australian ruckman.
“We haven’t really knuckled down on the specifics of what’s going to come next year but I’m sure that will come and I’m looking forward to working with Paddy,” Lycett told reporters.
“He’s obviously a great ruckman and I’m looking forward to silencing the critics of people that say you can’t play two rucks in the team.
The 26-year-old, who came through Port Adelaide’s SANFL ranks where he won a reserves flag in 2010, said it was a “privilege” to be back.
“I’m just really enjoying being back at Alberton,” he said.
“It’s just such a rich history of a club and just training at Alberton just feels like a privilege every time you get out there.”
Lycett made 75 AFL appearances during his time at the Eagles, with his biggest impact coming this year with he played all 25 games including the thrilling grand final win over Collingwood.
He helped fill the massive void left by superstar Nic Naitanui, who went down with an ACL injury mid-season, teaming up with Nathan Vardy.
The South Australian joined the Power on a long-term deal in the free-agency period after West Coast opted not to match their offer.