PATRICK Lipinski has got his wish and is now a Collingwood player after being traded from the Western Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs acquired pick No.43 from the Magpies to get the deal done.

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It's another blow to the Bulldogs after being beaten in the 2021 Toyota AFL Grand Final, losing the emerging midfielder who has played 56 games over five years at the club.

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He played just 11 times in 2021 though, and just twice (including once as the medi-sub) after the mid-season bye.

The Bulldogs were disappointed Lipinski wanted to leave, saying the club's preference was to keep him after it tabled a three-year contract extension earlier in the season "as a show of faith in the talented 23-year-old".

"I have a lot of friends and people at the Bulldogs I will always be grateful to. I got my chance there,” Lipinski said.

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"To evolve and build on the foundations of my game, though, I know moving to Collingwood is the right thing. It’s the right fit. There is something of a new beginning taking place at the Pies, with a relatively young list and new coaching staff. I’m keen to share in that."