Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti shocked AFL fans when he made a comeback from retirement to rejoin the Bombers this season, now revealing he is keen to play on in 2024.

The 30-year-old originally announced his retirement in 2022, having previously not played since Round 21, 2021, but signed a one-year deal with Essendon in November to play on.

A fan favourite at the Bombers, McDonald-Tipungwuti has played four games this season to bring his career tally to 130, averaging 7.8 disposals and one goal per game this year.

Speaking to media on Thursday, McDonald-Tipungwuti said he was enjoying being back at the club and would "love" to play again in 2024.

"I'm enjoying playing my football and being around the footy club and the boys," McDonald-Tipungwuti told reporters on Thursday.

"I'm just taking it week by week but I'd love to go again and we'll see what happens after this year.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 13: Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti of the Bombers celebrates a match winning goal during the 2019 AFL round 17 match between the Essendon Bombers and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Marvel Stadium on July 13, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

"I was surprised that my body is pulling up really well after games. I'm really enjoying it and it's been fun."

The Bombers will take on Richmond this weekend in the annual Dreamtime at the G match, with both sides eager for a win on the big stage.

Essendon have lost four in a row after a strong start to the season, while Richmond are hunting their third win in a row to lift them up the ladder.

"I always look forward to Dreamtime at the 'G," McDonald-Tipungwuti said.

"Obviously last year was my last day walking out but I always look forward to it and hopefully we can get a lot of supporters come from both teams.

"It's a great round to celebrate Indigenous culture."

The Dreamtime match will get underway at 7:40pm AEST at the MCG on Saturday night.