Hard-nosed Swans midfielder James Rowbottom has recommitted in the Harbour City, inking a four-year extension to remain in red and white until the end of the 2028 season.

Since joining the Swans with the 25th pick of the 2018 AFL Draft, Rowbottom has become a regular feature in the centre of Sydney's plans, making 97 senior appearances after debuting in Round 5 of the 2019 season.

Throughout this stretch, the 23-year-old has produced career means of 16.5 disposals, 3.6 clearances and 6.2 tackles, routinely making his presence known at the contest.

Across the opening month of his 2024 season, the Victorian has taken his pressure approach up a notch, averaging more than 10 tackles in his first four starts.

Speaking to Swans Media, Rowbottom stated that he was excited to see where Sydney's rejuvenated roster could get to in the coming seasons.

“It's an honour to have the club put their faith in me for another four years. I love this club and I couldn't imagine myself playing in any other colours,” Rowbottom said.

“We have a young group of impressive and committed players on our list. We felt like we took a big step forward last year, and we have enjoyed a solid start to 2024 already. I'm excited for what's to come.”

Swans footy boss Leon Cameron echoed Rowbottom's excitement, stating that the Oakleigh Chargers product had become an important part of the Swans' march back to September.

“James is a highly respected member of the playing group and has been a key contributor to our team for several seasons now,” Cameron said.

“He is one of the toughest players on our list, consistently delivering his best week in, week out. He's also the ultimate professional who sees the game as well as anyone.

“We look forward to James continuing to play an important role in the development of our team in the coming years.”

Rowbottom and the Swans will make the trip to South Australia this weekend to take on West Coast at Mount Barker as part of the Gather Round festivities.