HOBART, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 10: Clayton Oliver of the Demons is tackled during the round three AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Melbourne Demons at Blundstone Arena on April 10, 2016 in Hobart, Australia. (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

Melbourne young gun Clayton Oliver has signed a two-year contract extension.

The new deal will keep Oliver, the No.4 draft pick in last year’s National Draft, at the club until at least the end of the 2019 season.

“I’m really happy to be a part of the club for the next few years,” Oliver told melbournefc.com.au.

“It was a very easy decision. My manager said ‘just go with it’ and I did.

“I thought I’d get it out of the way and get it done with because I was going to sign eventually.”

HOBART, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 10: Clayton Oliver of the Demons is tackled during the round three AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Melbourne Demons at Blundstone Arena on April 10, 2016 in Hobart, Australia. (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)
HOBART, AUSTRALIA – APRIL 10: Clayton Oliver of the Demons is tackled during the round three AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Melbourne Demons at Blundstone Arena on April 10, 2016 in Hobart, Australia. (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

Melbourne general manager of football Josh Mahoney said the club is thrilled with Oliver’s development to date.

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“We are very happy that he has agreed to extend his original two-year deal and we look forward to watching his development over that period and beyond,” Mahoney said.

“We will continue to manage his loads at training and games this year, as he learns to cope with the demands of AFL.”