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Dan "McStay's" in the Den

Brisbane Lions forward Dan McStay will remain in the Lions’ den until at least the end of 2022 after signing a three-year contract extension with the Club.

McStay has played 96 AFL games and kicked 70 goals for the Lions since arriving with Pick No. 25 at the 2013 AFL National Draft. 

The 24-year old has played every game for the Lions in 2019 and said it was an easy decision to extend.

“I’m really confident of where the future of this team is going,” McStay said. 

“It was an easy decision in the end.”

Already this year the Lions have announced contract extensions of Captain Dayne Zorko, Mitch Robinson, Jack Payne, Jarrod Berry, Rhys Mathieson, Archie Smith, Tom Berry, Connor McFadyen, Tom Fullarton, Connor Ballenden, Tom Joyce and James Madden. 

McStay said his teammates’ investment in the Club played a big part in his decision.

“For me, it’s all the other guys signing on and seeing that they are invested in our future,” he said. 

“I think the big thing for us is that we’re like a family.”

General Manager of Football David Noble said the Club were proud to repay McStay’s loyalty with a new contract.

“We, as well as the members and fans, are thankful for Dan’s loyalty to the Lions over the past six years,” Noble said.

“We have enjoyed watching him deliver strong, consistent performances in the forward line. He is tough at the contest and a strong mark. 

“Dan has also established himself as an emerging leader within our group and is highly respected by all. 

“We are thrilled to have him for at least another three years.”

McStay will travel to Launceston to meet the Hawks on Saturday afternoon.

The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of the AFL or its clubs