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Lions pair extend with one-year deals

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BRISBANE pair Josh Walker and Mitch Robinson will play for the Lions in 2019 after re-signing for another season.

Walker was rewarded with a new contract after a strong finish to 2018 where he played the last 10 games in defence.

The 25-year-old got his chance at full-back after Harris Andrews was knocked out against Greater Western Sydney and did not look back.

So good was his form that even once Andrews returned four weeks later, Lions coach Chris Fagan stuck with the Walker as part of a three-tall backline that also included Darcy Gardiner. 

"Signing on for another year was never in doubt for me. I don’t want to be anywhere else," Walker said. 

"I can’t speak highly enough of the people around the club and the playing group. We are a very tight-knit group.

"I feel very much at home down back now and guys like 'Hodgey' (Luke Hodge) and Harris and 'Diz'(Gardiner) have been really helpful to help me find my feet."

Like Walker, Robinson earned his new deal with a consistent season. 

The 29-year-old played 19 games, averaged 21 disposals and kicked 11 goals. 

General manager of football David Noble said Robinson's flexibility was a huge asset for Brisbane. 

"We love Mitch’s intensity and his effort can never be questioned," Noble said. 

"He has worked really hard on his game this year and we look forward to seeing what’s in store in 2019."