Corey Thompson

He may be on the fringes of the Bulldogs NRL team but off-contract winger Corey Thompson is hoping to extend his stay at the club beyond this season.

Making a successful return to first grade last Friday night as an injury replacement for Curtis Rona, Thompson scored two tries against competition favourites the Sydney Roosters in the club’s 10-point loss.

Admitting there are clubs interested in his services both in Australia and overseas, Thompson – who’s been named on an extended bench for his team’s clash with Brisbane on Friday – said his preference was to stay and show Bulldogs coach Des Hasler he is too good to be playing outside of the NRL.

“I love it at the Bulldogs so hopefully everything can work itself out. [At the] end of the day, I just want to play good footy wherever I am,” Thompson told