MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 16: Hugh McCluggage of the Lions handballs from Daniel Rioli of the Tigers during the round 17 AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Brisbane Lions at Etihad Stadium on July 16, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

The Brisbane Lions have announced the re-signing of wingman Hugh McCluggage to a new deal that will keep him at the club until the end of the 2024 season.

It was confirmed on Thursday morning that the 22-year-old signed a new three-year contract extension with the Lions following four promising seasons at the club

McCluggage has played 82 games for the Lions since making his debut against St Kilda in Round 1, 2017 and has won two All-Australian squad nominations across the past two seasons.

“I love playing here,’’ he told Lions Media.

“I was and will always remain humbled and honoured to get a chance to do something I love for a living and I’m thrilled have signed an extension with the Lions.

“I love my teammates, we are a brotherhood and we also have an incredible bond with the coaches and support staff who work tirelessly to give us the chance to be the best we can be.

“And to me a football club also means the staff, members and fans and everyone’s family and friends.

“When you come from another State to play football these people all help to make you feel at home.’’