BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 06: Tom Clurey of the Power kicks during the round three AFL match between the Brisbane Lions and the Port Adelaide Power at The Gabba on April 06, 2019 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Port Adelaide defender Tom Clurey has signed a four-year contract extension with the Power, ensuring that he will remain at Alberton until at least the end of 2023.

Clurey has been an important part of the Power outfit in 2019 so far. The key defender has played every game for the club this year, who sit seventh on the ladder after seven games.

The 25-year-old has played 67 games for Port since debuting in 2014, and is looking forward to extending that amount over the coming years.

“It’s great to sign a long-term deal to remain at the club,” Clurey told the club’s website.

“I have loved my time at Port Adelaide so far, and I am really excited by the group we have.

“As a defensive unit we are gelling really well, but we are always looking at areas where we can improve.”

Port Adelaide’s General Manager Chris Davies was delighted that Clurey has signed on.

“It’s great news for the club to sign Tom on a four-year deal,” Davies said.

“He’s a really important player in our young and exciting defensive setup, and he has been in some good form.

“We look forward to his continued development and leadership for the rest of the season and beyond.”

The Power will now shift all their focus towards the field, with the much-anticipated Showdown against arch-rivals Adelaide set to take place on Saturday evening.