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Talented young Bulldog pair ink new deals

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 26: Bailey Dale (left) and Caleb Daniel of the Bulldogs celebrate a goal during the 2015 AFL round 17 match between the Western Bulldogs and the Collingwood Magpies at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Australia on July 26, 2015. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media)
Bailey Dale has re-signed with the Bulldogs after playing 10 games in his debut season

THE WESTERN Bulldogs have added two more names to the long list of players to recommit in 2015 with draftees Lukas Webb and Bailey Dale the latest to show faith in the club's direction.

The 19-year-old midfielders, who both played 10 games in their debut seasons, have signed one-year extensions that will see them remain at Whitten Oval until at least the end of the 2017 season.

Webb was recruited with the compensation pick the Dogs received for losing free agent Shaun Higgins (No.27) while Dale looms as one of the bargains of the 2014 NAB AFL Draft after his name was called out at pick 45.

"We are encouraged by the progress both Lukas and Bailey have made so early on in their careers," Bulldogs list manager Jason McCartney told the club's website.

"Both young men have shown a real appetite to learn and have adapted well to the rigours of an AFL environment.

"We look forward to seeing them continue to grow in the coming years."

Webb has impressed across half-back with his tidy skills, composure and sound decision-making, while Dale is built for Luke Beveridge's 'fast footy' game plan with his kicking and speed a standout.

The youngsters join a host of players including Luke Dahlhaus, Jake Stringer, Easton Wood, Jack Macrae and Mitch Wallis to put pen to paper this season. 

The raft of signatures leave few Bulldogs uncontracted for 2016, with forward Jarrad Grant and key defender Michael Talia topping that list.