during the AFL JLT Community Series match between the Western Bulldogs and the Hawthorn Hawks at Mars Stadium on March 3, 2018 in Ballarat, Australia.

Western Bulldogs midfielder Lin Jong has re-signed with the club, penning a two-year contract extension that will see him remain a Dog until at least the end of the 2020 season.

Jong has played 61 games during his seven seasons with the club, after making his debut in Round 20, 2012 against Richmond.

The 25-year-old is excited to remain at Whitten Oval for another two seasons, and said he didn’t have to think long about the decision to re-sign.

“I’ve obviously been here for a little while now, so it was a pretty easy decision when I thought about all the support I’ve had here and all the relationships I have,” Jong told westernbulldogs.com.au.

“The way we strung a few wins together, especially at the back-end of the year, and the way we were playing together and gelling, it seems like there are bigger and better things to come.

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“I’m very excited to stay with the Dogs.”

Bulldogs General Manager of List and Recruiting, Sam Power, spoke highly of Jong, and believe his best footy is yet to come.

“Lin is a much-loved and respected player at the Bulldogs, and we’re delighted he has signed on for another two years,” Power said.

“Lin has had his challenges with injuries over the past few seasons, but he showed some terrific form toward the back-end of the season and we think his best footy is still ahead of him.”