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Cameron expecting flag after re-signing with Giants

GWS Giants coach Leon Cameron speaks to the media.
GWS Giants coach Leon Cameron speaks to the media. JOEL CARRETT

LEON Cameron says he expects to win at least one premiership in the next three years after being reappointed as Greater Western Sydney coach until 2020.

The former Hawthorn assistant is in his fourth year as head coach after taking over from Kevin Sheedy at the end of the 2013 season.

"Yes, absolutely (I expect to win a premiership)," Cameron said.

"We'll be trying our absolute hardest to do it. From about halfway through 2015 we realised we were starting to become a consistent team day in day out and last year we had 16 wins.

"This year we've have 10 and a couple of draws so we're in a strong position, so if you can constantly put your team in a good position you have a chance because you can't win it from outside the eight."

It is the second contract extension for Cameron, who worked initially as an assistant under Sheedy and then in 2015 extended his time until the end of 2018 before adding two more years on to his current deal on Thursday.

"It's a great day for the club," Cameron said.

"When there is stability at the top it filters down to the players and the staff. For the club to decide they want to go forward with me as coach is wonderful news for my family but also for those involved in the footy club.

"I couldn't think of anywhere else I'd rather be than here and I'd like to stay past 2020 if that is possible."

General manager of football Wayne Campbell also extended his agreement with the Giants until the end of 2020. His contract with the Giants takes him out of the running for the position vacated at the AFL by Simon Lethlean.

"For me it was a no-brainer having only been here for 18 months," Campbell said.

"I've come to love the Giants and everything they do whether it's the netball or the AFLW but more specifically the men's program."

The Giants will be without Jeremy Cameron for Sunday's critical game against Richmond at the MCG. It will be his second week on the sidelines after picking up a hamstring injury last week.

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