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Minson signs new Bulldogs deal
Will Minson

Western Bulldogs ruckman Will Minson has re-signed with the club until the end of the 2014 season.

The 27-year-old, who has been at the Bulldogs for 10 years, was an unrestricted free agent but said he was impressed with where coach Brendan McCartney is taking the club.

“I love it here and support the direction Brendan is taking this group wholeheartedly,” Minson said.

“I’ve built my career at the Western Bulldogs and look forward to being part of the future success this club will undoubtedly have.”

The news is a boost for the Doggies, who saw defender Brian Lake join Hawthorn yesterday.

“Will is a terrific mentor to our younger, developing ruckmen and one of our core group of experience players, along with the likes of Matthew Boyd, Robert Murphy, Dale Morris and Ryan Griffen," list manager Jason McCartney said.

“Building on a solid season in 2012, we look forward to Will’s continual improvement next year and beyond."