The Western Bulldogs have received yet another major boost following its round one win over West Coast after star defender Jordan Roughead put pen-to-paper on a three-year extension.
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It comes just a week after teammate Luke Dalhaus inked a new three-year deal.
Roughead, who was recently named the club’s new vice-captain, is quickly turning into one of the AFL’s most reliable defenders.
The 200cm tall backman said it was a dream come true to play for the Bulldogs and the decision to re-sign was a simple one.
“I grew up barracking for the club, and it was a dream come true to be drafted here,” Roughead said in a club statement.
“My next big focus is helping our team improve and get the success I know we’re capable of.”
Bulldogs list manager Jason McCartney said the club was “thrilled” to have extended the contract of one of its key leaders both on and off the field.
“Jordan is a talented, highly competitive player and is widely respected at our club. We are thrilled to have him re-commit,” McCartney said.
“From a leadership standpoint, he is an excellent contributor, which is important particularly with a young list.”
The 24-year-old was drafted at pick no.31 in the 2008 National Draft and has since gone on to play 71 games for his boyhood club.