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Tom Campbell agrees to contract extension

Two more for Tom Ruckman Tom Campbell speaks to BulldogsTV about his new two year deal ahead of taking to the field in VFL finals action at the weekend.
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 11: Tom Campbell of the Footscray Bulldogs runs with the ball during the VFL 2nd Semi Final match between Footscray Bulldogs and Essendon  at North Port Oval on September 11, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/AFL Media)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 11: Tom Campbell of the Footscray Bulldogs runs with the ball during the VFL 2nd Semi Final match between Footscray Bulldogs and Essendon at North Port Oval on September 11, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/AFL Media)

Western Bulldogs ruckman Tom Campbell has this week signed a two-year contract extension, which will see him remain at the Club until at least the end of 2018.

Campbell has played nine senior games in 2016 and has averaged 20 hit outs and 11 disposals.

The 24-year-old was sidelined for much of the second half of the year with a stress fracture to his heel, but had formed a formidable partnership with fellow ruckman Jordan Roughead from rounds five to 13.

Bulldogs List Manager Jason McCartney said the Club was pleased with Campbell’s output in 2016.

“Tom had a really strong pre-season before injury disrupted his NAB Challenge series, but he worked really hard to make his way back into the senior side.

“His work alongside Jordan Roughead in the middle stage of the year was especially impressive, and we’ve also been really pleased with the development of his forward craft.

“We look forward to Tom continuing with the Club over the next two years.”

Campbell said he felt positive about the future alongside his teammates.

“I’m really excited to re-sign, the group is doing some really exciting things at the moment.

“There is great energy around the Club and to be part of it for the next two years is great.”

Campbell was recruited to the Bulldogs from the Bendigo Bombers, with pick 27 in the 2012 rookie draft.