Proud Swan speaks to the media after inking new contract

Zak Jones today spoke to the media, fresh after signing on for two more years with the Swans.

The rumours surrounding contract saga recently picked up steam, with McVeigh mooted as a possible addition in a trade with the Demons.

Thankfully, Zak and his management put those rumours to an end, and much to the delight of the Swans faithful, repaid their faith and will remain in the red and white until the end of 2019.

Loyalty means something to the 22-year-old, who's seen plenty of it coming his way from the Swans, declaring he's his own player.

"Sydney are a loyal Club to me and drafted me. It's such a great culture here," Jones said.

"I am my own player and want to stay up here in Sydney."

That's a big positive for the Swans and the young defender, who's often been cited in the media as being connected to the Melbourne football club through his brother and family, who still live in Victoria.

Not quite the levels of want-a-way the Lions experienced in the early part of this decade, the exciting player has all but put an end to any story quoting a sort of desire to return to Victoria and play with his brother.

When quizzed about performing and staying in the side, he pointed to form and consistency being the key ingredient.

"I need to consistently perform each week. You can't just go through the motions."

"We play a hard brand of contested ball & playing with confidence is a big thing for us."

The interview will be up on the Sydney Swans site later on today.

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Justin Mitchell

Justin is a passionate AFL and Sydney Swans supporter, and football blogger since 2016. All articles are of his own opinion. You can reach him by twitter and Facebook at @theswansblog

Melbourne, Australia

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