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Season Review: Fletcher Roberts

Roberts: "We were a little bit up and down" Fletcher Roberts spoke to BulldogsTV about his performance this year, as the 2017 season comes to a finish.
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 22: Fletcher Roberts of the Bulldogs handpasses the ball \during the 2017 AFL round 05 match between the Western Bulldogs and the Brisbane Lions at Etihad Stadium on April 22, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media)

24-year-old Fletcher Roberts played a total of 10 games in 2017.

Roberts made the senior team for 8 consecutive weeks between Rounds 1 – 8, but fell out of favour thereafter, playing again in Round 12 and Round 16.

In June, Roberts agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension, keeping him at the Club until at least the end of the 2019 season.

Stat that mattered:

Ranked 1st for effective disposals % per game in the competition.

What they said.

“Being able to sign on for another two years is obviously a really great thing for me. I’m really happy to be at the Bulldogs. I think that’s going to be a real strength of our club over the next few years. Our ability to sign on plenty of guys and really be committed to what we’re building here.

“My aerial threat throughout the year was pretty good. Especially toward the back end of the year at VFL level I was able to dominate in the aerial contest. If I continue to grow that over the pre-season and be able to perform at an AFL level next year, it’ll be a real weapon of mine.”

“Being dropped a couple of times during the year and responding with a good game at VFL level gives me a lot of confidence in my ability and shows I’m a pretty resilient guy.”

- Fletcher Roberts, September 2017