JED Anderson has cast aside any doubts about his future at North Melbourne after signing a new two-year contract.
The 26-year-old midfielder is coming off a career-best season where he finished third in the Roos’ best-and-fairest after averaging 21 touches, five tackles and four clearances per game.
“It’s just that intensity and pressure and backing my ability to win the inside ball and getting it out to the guys on the outside,” Anderson said.
“Trying to back it up each week, I just went out there and played footy in the end. Probably as the season ended, I took real confidence in my game.”
Despite the club being without a coach, Anderson is bullish about what the future holds for North Melbourne.
It’s very exciting to be one of the senior guys at the club, having these young guys pushing for spots and playing some very good footy holds us in good stead in the years to come,” Anderson said.
“They’ve (young players) shown some talent this year, and hopefully a few of the guys really step up next year into their positions and roles, and hopefully we can have a better season than we did this year.
“It’s also very exciting that we will get an influx of new kids come through (in the Draft).”
Anderson, who played ten games in three seasons at Hawthorn, has made 68 appearances for the Roos for a career total of 78.