English packs on the muscle

20 January 2021 15:41:46 GMTPlus11

Western Bulldogs star Tim English has been building up the muscle during the summer in an attempt to take his game to the next level in 2021.

The Bulldogs will be pushing for finals success in the new AFL season and English is keen to play a big role alongside new recruit Stefan Martin.

The Dogs identified the ruck as an area that needed strengthening and moved quickly during the Trade Period to bring Martin in from the Brisbane Lions.

English is preparing to partner Martin and with that in mind he has been working hard in the gym over the last few months to pack on some extra muscle.

Both Martin and English have already been working together and it looks to be a case of so far so good as the new season fast approaches.

"I put on another couple of kilos over the off-season and it's obviously a big focus for me after last season and throughout my career so far [I've wanted] to put on a bit more muscle mass. I’ve put on another couple of kilos which is what everyone wants to hear," English said.

"It's finding a balance between putting on the right sort of weight and being able to play to my strengths on the ground.

"It's quite a hard balance to find and it's going to take me a little while but it's really good we've got Stef in now because he's been helping me with putting in little exercises that will help me in that ruck role."

The Bulldogs are priced at 11/1 to win the AFL grand final.

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