Josh Morris remains a Bulldog
Bulldogs centre Josh Morris believes the club's premiership window is open for the next four years after re-signing with the club on Wednesday.
The incumbent NSW and Australian representative put pen to paper on a four-year extension of his current deal that will see him remain a Bulldog until the end of 2018.
"There's a number of blokes locked away for a long time here so I expect that we can win a premiership in the next four years and I certainly want to do that," Morris said on Thursday.
Morris will be 32 by the end of his new contract, all but ending a possible reunion with twin brother Brett in the NRL, leaving the representative season as their only chance of appearing on the same team.
"You can never say never I suppose. But at this stage, it looks that way," Josh said. "It just gives us greater incentive to play the best footy we can at different clubs and try and get selected into those sides around the rep season."
Morris admitted Wollongong was the only other destination he was considering, but said that the impressive roster the Bulldogs were building was a drawcard to good too refuse.
"[The Dragons] was always going to be a temptation, but he [Brett] was supportive of my decision," he said.
"We've got a great squad here, great coaching staff and facilities and that in the end made my decision a bit easier."
Asked what the major factor in his decision was, Morris said: "I guess just the squad that we've built over the last three or four years, and a number of blokes are here for another three or four years as well alongside myself. So it's a great club and a great bunch of blokes and I'm very happy to be here for a long time.
"The people here they've always been good to me, always looked after me. And along with the playing roster that we have got, and the facilities here, we're definitely very privileged to play at this club. It's a club that I love, it made the decision a little easier."
Morris's re-signing comes on the back of the prized signatures of Cronulla's star prop Andrew Fifita and young gun Michael Lichaa. And with prop James Graham and rising centre Tim Lafai also secured to long-term deals in the new year, the club looms as a potential superpower in 2014.
The Bulldogs' recruitment now turns its attention on re-signing co-captain Michael Ennis, but the 30-year-old refused to speculate on his future.
Asked whether it was likely he was going to be forced to continue his NRL career elsewhere, Ennis said: "I'm not going to get into those discussions today. It's not about that for me. I mentioned before, Josh Morris has signed with the club so it's a big day for the club. I don't want to bring myself into it or my future today.
"Obviously for me at the moment, my focus is here. We've got a great squad here for this season and I'd like to think that we can challenge for a premiership this year if we can get that consistency in our game. If I can just get my performance consistent, then my future will take care of itself."