Western Bulldogs forward Sam Lloyd says his move to the club is the best decision he could have made in football terms.
The 29-year-old, who struggled to gain a regular starting spot over his 57-game stint at Richmond, has since been able to play every single game in his maiden season for the Bulldogs, kicking a club-high 35 goals in the process.
“In football terms it’s been the best decision I could have made,” Lloyd he told Sam McClure on SEN's Time On.
“When I was at Tigers, I had to make the decision to go in the end.
“You can never see the future in front of you, but if someone said you to me you’re going to play every game in 2019 for the Bulldogs and potentially play in the finals, I would have taken that.”
Lloyd added he was excited by the proposition of potentially playing a pivotal role in a team on the verge of making finals after missing out on premiership glory with the Tigers in 2017.
“I just want to be there,” Lloyd said.
“You play football to play finals football, that’s what everyone dreams of.
“I’m looking forward to playing this week and then that’ll cement us into the finals.
“I’ll be keen as mustard to get in there. A lot of teams will be wary of us. We’re going pretty well at the moment. Hopefully we get in there and shake a few teams up.”
Lloyd is set to line up his 22nd game for the Bulldogs this weekend against Adelaide in Ballarat to book their spot in September.
Catch up on Wednesday night’s Time On in the player below: