MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 02: Angus Brayshaw of the Demons celebrates kicking a goal during the round 11 AFL match between the Western Bulldogs and the Melbourne Demons at Etihad Stadium on June 2, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Young Melbourne midfielder Angus Brayshaw has put pen to paper on a new four-year deal that will see him remain a Demon until at least the end of the 2022 season.

The 22-year-old is having a breakout season, and is averaging 26.9 disposals, 5.6 inside 50s and 4.0 clearances per game, all career highs.

Melbourne’s General manager of football operations Josh Mahoney spoke to the club’s website about the new deal, and was thrilled to see Brayshaw long-term.

“We’re very pleased that Angus has signed on for another four years. He’s worked extremely hard, particularly the past 18 months,” Mahoney told Melbourne Media.

“He’s been through a lot as a player, with his concerns around concussion and his form this year has been off the back of a lot of hard work by, not only himself, but our coaching staff. They’ve helped get him back to playing at a high level.

“When he was selected with pick three in the National Draft, we always knew Angus’ ability was to play through the midfield, and to kick goals was a strength of his. We’re starting to see that consistently. He’s an important part of our young midfield.

“With this signing, we now have all of our young midfielders signed for an extended period of time, which provides great stability for our group, and we can look forward to watching their development over the coming years.”

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Brayshaw played his 50th AFL game against Geelong on the weekend, and has played 14 straight games for the Demons, after struggling with concussion issues over the 2016-17 seasons.