MACKAY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 03: Tim English of the Bulldogs contests the ball with Jarrod Witts of the Suns during the 2019 JLT Community Series AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Western Bulldogs at Great Barrier Reef Arena on March 03, 2019 in Mackay, Australia. (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

Emerging Bulldogs ruckman Tim English has re-signed with the club for a further two seasons, tying him to Whitten Oval until at least the end of 2022.

The West Australian has played 21 senior games after getting picked up with pick No. 19 in the 2016 National Draft.

Bulldogs list general manager Sam Power was full of praise of the 21-year old.

“Tim is one of the most exciting young ruckmen in the competition and we are thrilled to have him recommit to our Club,” Power told the club website.

“Watching his development as a player over the past three years has been really pleasing.

“Naturally, ruckmen take time to develop, but Tim has taken some big steps this year at AFL level. His athleticism and ground-level work is exceptional for a big man, he is a good decision-maker with the ball and he is getting stronger and more able to assert himself in the air.

“We were keen to ensure Tim was part of our future, and he is invested in what we are building which made it a simple process to work through with Tim and his manager, Andrew McDougall.”

English follows the likes of Lachie Hunter, Caleb Daniel, Josh Dunkley, Tom Liberatore, Aaron Naughton and Pat Lipinski to sign new deals with the Bulldogs this season.

The exciting youngster was thrilled to recommit to the club.

“I’m very pleased to have signed on for the next couple of years,” English said.

“I’m really enjoying my time here, we’ve got a really good young group at the moment and I’m loving my time in Melbourne.

“Playing to my strengths at the moment is something I focus on, whether that be run and spread, being able to use my length in the ruck, or my athleticism.

“Watching from outside the Club before I got drafted, there was so much talk about the camaraderie and the close, tight-knit group within the Bulldogs. To be a part of that is an amazing feeling, and I’m really happy to be able to do that for the next few years.”