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In the Mix: Round 14

A pair of star Saints sit at the top of the pile on the selection table. - St Kilda Saints,In the Mix,Dan Hannebery,Jake Carlisle
A pair of star Saints sit at the top of the pile on the selection table.

Two star Saints sit at the top of the pile on the selection table ahead of St Kilda’s must-win Round 14 clash against the Brisbane Lions.

And after a season-high seven changes ahead of the Gold Coast match, will Alan Richardson shuffle his cards once again?

Gun midfielder Dan Hannebery is raring to go after two solid outings at VFL level.

It’s been a frustrating start to life at his new club, but the determined on-baller is now on the precipice of making a long-awaited St Kilda debut.

Key defender Jake Carlisle similarly starred for Sandringham, the composed defender showing no signs of the back complaint that forced him into surgery earlier in 2019.

The popular backman played out the entire game, and his trademark dominance in the air could come in handy against a Brisbane forward-line littered with talent.

After suffering a minor medial strain in his knee against Collingwood, emerging defender Ben Paton was rushed to Shanghai but ultimately not required.

The Murray Bushrangers product has shown plenty in 2019, and after a 27-disposal haul for Sandringham, he’ll be desperate to return to senior footy against the Lions.

Nick Coffield was one of two late inclusions against the Power in Shanghai after Dan McKenzie and Jonathon Marsh succumbed to illness.

It remains his sole senior outing so far this season, but a promising 21-disposal performance in defence for the Zebras has his name back on the table.

Doulton Langlands was the travelling emergency to Townsville, with the hardworking rookie now impressing on a weekly basis at VFL level.

Renowned for his ability to burst out of packs with speed and strength, a debut could yet be on the cards for the boy from Albury in the coming weeks.

St Kilda hosts the Lions at 4.35pm on Saturday afternoon at Marvel Stadium.