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In-form Pies forward signs on for another two

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21: Alex Fasolo of the Magpies celebrates a goal during the 2016 AFL Round 09 match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Geelong Cats at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 21, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Sean Garnsworthy/AFL Media)
Alex Fasolo is playing career-best football
I’ve made a conscious effort this year to play more consistent footy
Alex Fasolo

COLLINGWOOD forward Alex Fasolo has been rewarded for his improved consistency, signing a two-year contract extension with the Magpies.

The 23-year-old has started the season in outstanding form with 21 goals in the opening nine games of the year.

In his sixth season with the Magpies, Fasolo said he wanted to narrow the gap between his best and worst.

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“I’ve made a conscious effort this year to play more consistent footy,” Fasolo told the Magpies' website.

“I’ve had some good games this year and have made sure that my not-so-good games haven’t been as bad.

“I’ve got a good understanding of the game plan and I’m getting on the end of a few and really enjoying it.”

Fasolo was selected by Collingwood with the 45th pick in the 2010 draft, having played for East Fremantle in the WAFL.

He admitted he briefly considered continuing his AFL career in his home state.

"I thought about it, but then I thought I love Collingwood, I love Melbourne, I don't want to go home,'' Fasolo said.

''I thought about it for a split second … (but there was) no real inclination to be honest.

''It's good to finally have it done and it helps that I'm playing some good footy.

''Hopefully we can climb back up the ladder and play some finals.''

Fasolo's re-signing is a major boost to the Magpies ahead of Sunday's crucial encounter against the Western Bulldogs at the MCG.