Popular West Coast Eagles veteran Jack Redden will extend his connection to the club into a seventh season after agreeing to a contract renewal to play in 2022.

The hard-nosed on-baller, who joined the club in 2016 after a 129-game association with Brisbane, has been a strong contributor since his arrival – particularly in the premiership year of 2018.

He was runner-up in the Club Champion Award in that year as well as winning the coveted ‘Player of the Finals’ mantle, underlining his capacity to perform on the big stage.

“It’s great to have the contract locked away,” Redden said.

“At this stage of my career we go year by year and that’s fine. Like everyone else in the squad I’m just looking forward to a break and then coming back and getting stuck into pre-season.

“We all want to get better and that starts over the summer, so we will work as hard as we can to lay a strong foundation for 2022.”

Redden, 30, was again one of the club’s most consistent players in 2021, finishing in fourth place in Club Champion voting despite missing four games during the year.

He was at his best when thrust into the midfield and asked to carry an additional burden when the likes of captain Luke Shuey, Elliot Yeo and Tim Kelly were sidelined by injury.