Western Bulldogs forward Jack Redpath has been rewarded for his strong form in 2016 with a new one-year contract.

The deal is the sixth 12-month contract in succession the 25-year-old has inked at Whitten Oval, and it comes off the back of 15 goals in six games this season.

Only Jake Stringer – with 26 goals – has been a bigger threat in attack than Redpath for the sixth-placed Bulldogs.

"I was given an opportunity by this club to play AFL footy, and after a few injuries, and now to be playing some good footy in the firsts, it’s a good time to be around," Redpath told westernbulldogs.com.au.

"I feel like they gave me the opportunity and I feel like playing a bit of good footy is a little bit of a repayment for the support they’ve given me through this little journey of mine."

The agreement could be considered a little light considering the dearth of key forwards in the AFL, and the fact the Kyneton product has prospered in a forward line that has struggled with quality supply this season. 

Despite ranking No.1 in the competition for disposals this year with an average of 429 per game, the Bulldogs are 10th for scoring by averaging just 88 points per game.

But in a recent interview with AFL.com.au, Redpath said he was happy to live on 'footy's edge', and that short-term contracts were good for his career.

"It might be a good thing because as long as I keep doing what I'm doing at the moment, I don't think there's going to be a problem there," Redpath said.

"There's going to be some special years to come (with the Bulldogs), so hopefully I can hang around because I'd love to be a part of that."

While he's rapt to remain at one the League's most exciting clubs, Redpath said he did feel the need to keep the news from his biggest fan – his mother Sam.

“I didn’t tell anyone for a while, and then it was my older brother and then I just let it filter back to Mum, because Mum is probably a little bit more excited than I am," Redpath said.

"So if I’ve had a long day, I don’t really want to have Mum screaming down the other end of the phone at me.  

"But she was pretty (rapt) and so was all the family."