Essendon midfielder David Myers believes a bright future awaits the Bombers after re-signing with the AFL club for a further two years.
This year has been a season to forget for the Bombers, who were stripped of their spot in the finals and fined $2 million over their controversial supplements program in 2012.
But Myers, who has played 65 games for Essendon since making his debut in 2008, said he was confident of achieving future success with the club after signing on until the end of 2016.
“We have a really strong and united playing group that is heading in the right direction and I am grateful that I get a chance to repay the loyalty the club has shown me,” the 24-year-old said.
Myers averaged 18 possessions a game and booted 10 goals in 2013.
Interim coach Mark Thompson, who is filling in while James Hird serves his one-year ban, said the West Australian’s breakout year warranted a contract extension.
“David is a hard working and dedicated player who has tremendous talent. He is a fantastic person to have at our football club,” Thompson said.
“While he understands there are areas of his game to further develop, he is emerging in to an established midfielder and we’re excited to have him on board at the club until at least 2016.”
Last week, Essendon announced that Danny Corcoran would not return to his football operations post once his six-month ban ends in February.