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We're not finished: St Kilda fire ominous trade warning

2020-08-10T17:22+10:00

St Kilda CEO Matt Finnis has boldly declared the club will go after another “quality” midfielder in the upcoming trade period.

The resurgent Saints are currently third on the ladder in their first full season under senior coach Brett Ratten and their sharp improvement is on the back of a busy off-season which saw the likes of Dan Butler, Dougal Howard, Zak Jones, Paddy Ryder and Brad Hill all move to Moorabbin.

Asked where the club would like to add depth before next season, Finnis says they were “very much open” to luring another big name to the club.

"We certainly don't think that we're finished in terms of where our list needs to get to,” Finnis told AFL Media’s Footy Feed podcast.

“We think there's tremendous growth from within … but I feel like we probably need some more quality and depth through the midfield.

"We saw Ryan Byrnes debut earlier this year, Jack Bytel (who debuted against Geelong on Monday), but with Dan Hannebery being injured and Luke Dunstan being injured this year, I think we could use some more depth there.

"That would be an area of the field we'd be open to looking to try attracting another quality player, but they've got to be at the right age where they can continue to grow and to develop with our list over coming years as well.

"We're certainly very much open to that and it will all play out towards the back end of the year."

The likes of Nick Coffield and Hunter Clark have both rapidly improved this season, leading to the club being on the cusp of making finals for the first time since 2011.

St Kilda take on Geelong on Monday night on the back of a thrilling four-point win over Gold Coast last time out.

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