Nick Robertson poses during a Brisbane Lions AFL portrait shoot at The Gabba on May 12, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia.

Robertson re-signs

Young Brisbane defender Nick Robertson has signed a two-year contract extension that will see him remain at the Lions until at least the end of the 2019 season.

Robertson was selected with the 34th pick in the 2013 National Draft, and has gone on to play 44 games for Brisbane after making his debut against Port Adelaide in round 4, 2014.

The 22-year-old was excited to secure his future, and said he wouldn’t rather play anywhere else.

“It feels good – I’m glad to sign and just get on with footy. I was always going to sign and I’m really happy the opportunity came to sign. I love Brisbane life,” Robertson told lions.com.au.

“It’s really positive this year. I feel the direction we’re heading in is very exciting. For our fans in particular, they should be very excited.”

Robertson has enjoyed his most consistent season of his career so far, and has missed just one game in 2017.

He has been a key cog in Brisbane’s backline, and is averaging 15.9 disposals, 4.3 marks, 3.3 tackles and 2.4 rebound 50s per game this year.

“The Club is thrilled to re-sign Nick Robertson for a further two years,” Brisbane General Manager of Football David Noble told the club’s website.

“His team first attitude and competitiveness has seen Nick add value to our team this year.

“Nick’s signature is good news for the Club in its pursuit to be relevant again in the competition.”

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