The Western Bulldogs have been informed by the management of Patrick Lipinski of his request to be traded to the Collingwood Football Club.

The Club’s preference is to retain Pat as a Bulldogs player into the future, and it tabled a three-year contract extension earlier this season as a show of faith in the talented 23-year-old.

The Club will enter discussions with Collingwood during the Trade Period to work through the possibility of a suitable trade arrangement.