Max King is a confirmed out for Thursday’s return to Marvel Stadium, with Zak Jones returning to the line-up as St Kilda meets the Western Bulldogs to kick off Round 6.

King faced a fitness test this week following a knee injury sustained in Round 5, however was withdrawn from the squad as the Saints look to square their ledger tomorrow evening.

Jones comes in for his 50th club appearance after joining the red, white and black as part of the 2019 Trade Period, accompanying Dan Butler, Mattaes Phillipou, Riley Bonner and last week's debutant Hugo Garcia on the interchange bench. 

Pleasingly on the injury front, Jack Hayes and Dougal Howard are on standby as emergencies alongside Angus Hastie after completing their respective injury rehabilitation programs and making successful returns via the VFL.

Thursday's match will mark St Kilda's first home game for the season at Marvel Stadium, which has been revamped and refreshed over the off-season for the ultimate game-day experience.

The Saints and Bulldogs will contest for the Barker-Whitten Challenge Plate tomorrow night at Marvel Stadium, commencing at 7:30pm.

Round 6

St Kilda v Western Bulldogs
Thursday 18 April
Marvel Stadium, 7:30pm AEDT
Broadcast on Channel 7, Fox Footy & Kayo

IN: Jones
OUT: King (injured)

Last week's substitute: Hugo Garcia replaced Dan Butler in the third quarter



Josh Battle Zaine Cordy Callum Wilkie


Liam Stocker  Jack Sinclair Nasiah Wanganeen-Milera


Ryan Byrnes Seb Ross Bradley Hill


Jack Higgins Cooper Sharman Mitch Owens


Darcy Wilson Anthony Caminiti Tim Membrey 


Rowan Marshall Jack Steele Marcus Windhager


Zak Jones Dan Butler Mattaes Phillipou
  Hugo Garcia Riley Bonner  
E Jack Hayes Dougal Howard Angus Hastie