BALLARAT, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5: Tim English of the Bulldogs (middle) celebrates a goal with Toby McLean (left) and Patrick Lipinski of the Bulldogs during the 2018 AFL round seven match between the Western Bulldogs and the Gold Coast Suns at Mars Stadium on May 5, 2018 in Ballarat, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Terry Wallace has declared that the Bulldogs must extend the deals of exciting young duo Aaron Naughton and Tim English.

Despite both Naughton and English being contracted until the end of 2020, Wallace believes the club must do everything in their power to lock the pair down, who are both from Western Australia.

Aaron Naughton came fourth in their best and fairest last year, and the young ruck Tim English,” he told SEN Afternoons.

“They’re their long-term future. I just hope they get those boys signed on long-term contracts, because they’re the future.

“Naughton is ready to go now and is an absolute gun. English will continue to develop and improve, but I think he’s going to be a real player for them.”

Naughton was a top 10 pick in the 2017 draft and established himself as a key part of the club’s future in his rookie season.

The 19-year old played 18 games and developed the reputation as one of the most reliable young defenders in the competition

English was picked up by the Bulldogs with the 19th pick in the 2016 draft and looks ready to take the mantle as the club’s number one ruckman this season.