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JINDERA has signed Albury duo Ben Dower and Isaac Pound.
The pair will add depth to the Bulldogs list after playing in Albury’s dominant reserves premiership this season.
The Tigers went through the season undefeated with a 19-0-1 record.
While Dower and Pound have played a handful of senior matches at the sportsground over the past three seasons, they have found it tough to crack a regular senior berth in the star-studded Tigers line-up.
Dower will bolster Jindera’s big-man stocks and assume most of the ruck duties, alongside developing tall Sam Dewar.
The athletic tall finished equal first in the Leo Burke Award for the Ovens and Murray league reserve grade best and fairest but was ineligible after being suspended during the season.
Pound, who is a clever goalsneak, finished the latest season with 45 goals.
He will add even more depth to the Bulldogs midfield rotations.
Jindera coach Josh Walker said Pound and Dower, who had been on the recruiting radar of a swag of district clubs, would be great additions to the kennel.
“It’s super news for us and we’re pretty excited to get them both on board,” Walker said.
“They attracted a lot of interest from other clubs so it’s pretty satisfying to be able to sign them.
“Both boys could play seniors at most other Ovens and Murray clubs but have found themselves at Albury during a golden era with senior spots hard to come by.
“They have been a bit starved of senior opportunities so we consider ourselves pretty lucky to get players of their calibre on board.”
In a further boost, the Bulldogs have signed dual Tumbarumba premiership midfielder Wade McPherson.
The Bulldogs last year missed finals for the first time in eight seasons but improved dramatically this season to finish sixth with a 11-7 record.
“We have been fairly specific in our recruiting and identified the areas we need to bolster,” Walker said.
“I think the list we have at the moment is very competitive.
“We are still on the hunt for another quality midfielder.
“But we are going to keep most of the list and, with the kids coming through, we are going to be stronger just through natural development.”
Trent McPherson and Tim Pierpoint are the only confirmed departures from the club.