Brisbane Lions midfielder, Lewis Taylor is feeling confident about the next three years after addressing the media yesterday about re-signing with the club.
After year-long negotiations, Taylor has re-signed with the club and it is believed he will earn $1.2 million over the next three years.
Taylor originally sought to earn $500,000 a year from the club, but that demand was rejected and the prospect of him leaving the team was up in the air.
Taylor said he was never going to leave Brisbane and he sees a fair bit of potential with the list of new young players coming through.
“Besides the weather, I love the city up here, I love the boys, and the coaching staff, we’re a very tight group and we’re sticking together and that’s what really made me stay,” Taylor said.
“I believe that with new players, we will have the potential to take the team where we want to go, it might take a couple of years but I think further down the track we’ll start winning a lot more games.”
The Lions’ current track record isn’t great with a huge loss last week to the Adelaide Crows, but Taylor remains confident things will improve.
“Obviously we’re not going as well as we’d like at the moment, and a win would be nice. We’ve got Carlton coming up this week so we are really focusing on that and hoping to get a win for our fans,” Taylor said.
“We’d like to get a bit of form coming into the next season so if we can build on a few things we’ve been working on hopefully we can get more wins and show the supporters that next season will be something to look forward to.”
“We are trying to rebuild the team, and I want to be able to say that I was part of that rebuild of the Brisbane Lions,” he said.