Bailey Dale tallies a career-high 28 disposals to go with a a team-high 411 metres gained and 10 score involvements in the Bulldogs' win against St Kilda.
"High half-forward and wing is where I played most of my footy by using my leg speed and kicking ability to connect inside 50," Dale said.
"We've been lacking that kicking in the team lately and I feel I'm bringing that to the table, and it's why I'm probably keeping my spot."
Dale concedes deficiencies in his defensive capabilities were the main reason he spent long periods with Footscray, but he used that time wisely to round out his game.
"The defensive side of my game has come a long way with the help of Joel Corey and Daniel Giansiracusa," Dale said.
"I started at around 72kgs when I got to the club, but I'm sitting around 82kgs now
"Just having a stronger core has allowed me to stand up in tackles, and if you do that well at AFL level you probably last a long time in the game."