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McGovern signs new Eagles deal
Jeremy McGovern marks against St Kilda. Pic: Getty Images

Jeremy McGovern says signing with West Coast for the next two years is a fair reflection of where the young forward is at in his football career.

The 22-year-old this morning committed to the Eagles until the end of 2016.

The deal was limited to two years despite the goal kicker’s impressive form in his past four matches, having booted 10 goals during the run in the senior side and emerging as one of the club’s best contested marks.

McGovern said the length of the contract extension had suited both parties.

“I want to be at the club obviously for as long as I can,” he said.

“Two years seemed pretty reasonable from where I’ve come from and for what I’m looking for in the future.

“I was pretty happy with it.

“Obviously my first three years, I was still on one-year contracts. It’s definitely good to have that bit of security behind you, (that you’re) going to be there for the next two years.”

McGovern said it had been a big change stringing together regular matches for the first time in four seasons on West Coast’s list.

The key-position player was only upgraded from the club’s rookie list at the end of last season.

“I’m enjoying playing footy with the boys and for the club,” McGovern said.

“It’s been a good change.”

The West Australian

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