Premiership Western Bulldog Toby McLean has been advised that he will not be offered a contract for the 2024 season.

The 27-year-old played 102 games over nine seasons after being drafted at Pick 26 in the 2014 National Draft.

McLean played a pivotal role in the 2016 Premiership triumph, collecting 18 touches and kicking a goal in the historic victory.

The midfielder faced plenty of adversity throughout his career, suffering two ACL injuries across three seasons, before returning for the Elimination Final loss to Fremantle last season.

McLean managed six AFL games this season, while being an integral part of Footscray’s push to a semi-final appearance in the VFL. 

Bulldogs’ General Manager of List and Recruiting Sam Power thanked McLean for his contribution over nearly a decade at the Kennel.

“Toby has been a heart and soul player for the Western Bulldogs over a long period and will always be remembered for playing a role in the 2016 Premiership victory.

“A very popular team man, Toby went out of his way to help all his teammates and would play selfless roles for the team on the field.”

“Given the outcomes of the trade period to date and the future direction of the list, we’ve decided to make this further change now,” Power said.

“We wish Toby all the best with his future endeavours and he’ll always be welcome back at VU Whitten Oval.”