THE Bendigo Gold has re-signed two more of its promising young players.
Key forward Jack Sheahan and speedy wingman James Brooker are the latest players to ink new deals with the VFL club.
Brooker, 20, was one of the Gold's better players last season, while Sheahan showed glimpses of prodigious talent in a tough year for Bendigo forwards.
The 193cm Calder Cannons recruit, who turns 20 on Friday, booted 10 goals from 12 games after a limited pre-season.
"We went after Jack pretty hard and we really thought he was a two-year project for us," Gold coach Aussie Jones said.
"When he was in position he was a really good player. He just struggled to get himself in the right position enough times.
"With a full pre-season that kid can seriously play.
"I know not many people know his name, but Jack's a big one for us, I reckon he'll be one of our big strong blokes next year."
Former Northern Knight Brooker played 15 VFL games last season.
His raw pace was an asset on the wide expanses of the QEO.
"We needed a couple more James Brookers last year getting the footy on the outside and burning the opposition," Jones said.
The Gold has now re-signed 14 players for next season.
Two of the Gold's next priority signings are Nathan Beck and Rhys Clarke.
The handy utilities played in a Goulburn Valley premiership for Kyabram on Sunday.
"I've tried to respect guys that have played local finals and haven't hassled them," Jones said.
De-listed Carlton player Andrew Collins and Melbourne's Troy Davis remain on the Gold's radar, should they decide to play VFL next year.