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Austin elevated to senior list

Mark Austin is seen during the official Western Bulldogs 2014 team photo day at Whitten Oval, Melbourne on January 29, 2014. (Photo:  Justine Walker/AFL Media)
Mark Austin is seen during the official Western Bulldogs 2014 team photo day at Whitten Oval, Melbourne on January 29, 2014. (Photo: Justine Walker/AFL Media)

The Western Bulldogs today elevated defender Mark Austin to the senior  list ahead of Sunday’s clash against Collingwood.

Replacing Tory Dickson, who has been placed on the long term injury list with a pectoral injury, Austin adds height to the Bulldogs defensive line.

The 25-year-old’s impressive form for Footscray in the VFL resulted in the rookie elevation, as he looks to increase his 33 career games – 18 in Bulldogs colours.

Austin is yet to represent the Bulldogs in the senior side this season, but looked comfortable at the higher level in 2013 as a key defender.