STAR ON THE RISE: Western Bulldogs back Lukas Webb is hoping for a big 2016.
STAR ON THE RISE: Western Bulldogs back Lukas Webb is hoping for a big 2016. JOHN MCCUTCHEON

High hopes for Bulldogs young gun

WESTERN Bulldogs young gun Lukas Webb admits he was surprised to have played so many top flight games in 2015 as a rookie after being picked 27th in the draft.

Webb, 19, made 10 AFL appearances last year but is not getting ahead of himself as the side gets put through its pre-season paces at Maroochydore this week.

"I was a bit shocked to have played that amount of games last year and definitely didn't expect to play in that many matches," Webb said.

"I'd love to play that many matches again and just have the same mindset to take it training session by training session and do my best."

The Bulldogs finished sixth last year which was a massive improvement on their 14th-placing in 2014.

Webb said playing finals football was always a goal, but added this season was a whole new year.

"It would be great to do that but we don't like to talk that far ahead," he said.

"We just want to come out and give it a crack like we did last year.

"We love the Coast."


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