New contract for Bomber forward Davey

Essendon forward Alwyn Davey has been rewarded for one of his most consistent AFL seasons with a one-year contract extension.

Davey, 28, booted 29 goals from 17 games in 2012 to finish second in the club's goalkicking.

"I really enjoyed my footy this year, I felt it was probably one of my most consistent years at the club and it was nice to kick a few goals as well," said Davey.

"We've got a really good group of guys here. We want to be successful, we're working hard and you can see we are on the right track."

Essendon coach James Hird was pleased with Davey's contribution this year.

"Alwyn is a really important part of the way we structure our forward line, he not only provides us with great speed and forward pressure but he also has the ability to apply scoreboard pressure," he said.

"The most pleasing thing about Alwyn is he's been able to string a couple of really consistent seasons together, and with another pre-season under his belt, I believe that will set the foundations for another big year in the forward line."

Davey made his senior debut for Essendon in 2007 and has kicked 101 goals in 86 games in the red and black.