PERTH, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 21: Oskar Baker of the Bulldogs kicks a goal during the 2023 AFL Round 06 match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Western Bulldogs at Optus Stadium on April 21, 2023 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

After earning an AFL lifeline at Whitten Oval, Bulldogs speedster Oskar Baker has extended his ties with his second club until the end of the 2025 season.

Baker joined the Western Bulldogs as a pre-season Supplemental Selection Period acquisition earlier this year, pulling on the blue, white and red just months after being delisted by Melbourne.

The 25-year-old managed 15 games for Demons between 2019-2022, going gameless last year before not being offered a contract for this season. Since joining the Dogs, Baker has played in 14 matches under coach Luke Beveridge.

After showing faith in the outside midfielder, the Dogs have now agreed to a new two-year deal with Baker, who is loving life as a Bulldog.

“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.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 21: Oskar Baker of the Bulldogs kicks a goal during the 2023 AFL Round 06 match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Western Bulldogs at Optus Stadium on April 21, 2023 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

“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.”

Baker becomes the latest Bulldog to recommit to the club in 2023, with Luke Cleary (2025), Sam Darcy (2025), Ryan Gardner (2026), Arthur Jones (2025), Tom Liberatore (2024), Ed Richards (2025) and Laitham Vandermeer (2025) all penning new deals this season.

The Dogs currently have Josh Bruce, Hayden Crozier, Tim O'Brien, Taylor Duryea, Bailey Williams and Anthony Scott, among others, unsigned for 2024.

The Western Bulldogs will next face Sydney on Thursday at the SCG at 7:20pm (AEST).