MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 21: Shai Bolton of the Tigers smiles during a Richmond Tigers AFL training session at Punt Road Oval on September 21, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Promising Richmond youngster Shai Bolton has put his contract talks on hold until the end of the season, according to the Herald Sun.

Bolton shares the same manager as Dustin Martin in Ralph Carr, and while Martin also halted contract discussions, it is believed this was a decision made by Bolton and not a tactic used by his manager.

The Western Australian is happy at Richmond with the support he is receiving from the club and he has settled well into Melbourne.

A number of players from the same draft year as Bolton have already signed lengthy contract extensions.

2016 number one pick Andy McGrath has signed on with Essendon as have Hugh McCluggage, Jakes Bowes, Ben Ainsworth and Griffen Logue with their clubs.

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The 2016 number 29 draft pick was not apart of Richmond’s premiership team.

But with the Tigers relying on their small forwards and Daniel Rioli still sidelined with a foot injury, Bolton is getting plenty of opportunity at AFL Level.

The rest of Richmond’s stars are contracted though Reece Conca and Nathan Broad are still waiting for discussions to begin on their futures at Punt Road.