Western Bulldogs wingman Oskar Baker has put pen to paper on a two-year contract extension, tying him to the Kennel until at least 2025.
Baker was added to the Bulldogs’ list on the opening day of last year’s pre-season supplementary selection period, following a five-season stint at Melbourne.
He made his red, white and blue debut in the opening round against his former Club, impressing with his speed, agility and versatility to retain his spot for the next 13 rounds.
“I’m absolutely stoked – it’s funny how in nine months things can change, but I’ve really enjoyed the year here so far,” Baker said.
“I’m looking forward to two more in the red, white and blue.
“I think (the fresh start) has done wonders for me and my football. I’ve loved every minute of my time here so far.
“It was a massive positive for me to play the first 14 games. I took a lot out of that and will do what I can outside of the team to look forward to trying to get back into the team when they need me.”
Bulldogs’ GM of List Management and Recruiting, Sam Power, said the contract extension was great reward for the 25-year-old.
“Oskar’s ability to play an important role on the wing and use his speed has been a hallmark of his first six months at the Bulldogs,” Power said.
“He has built strong relationships within the player group and having played less than 30 games; we see a lot of growth and upside in Oskar’s game.”
Baker joins the likes of Ed Richards, Sam Darcy, Cody Weightman, Ryan Gardner and Laith Vandermeer to commit to the Bulldogs this season.