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Jack Steven returns through VFL

St Kilda ace Jack Steven will line up for Sandringham on Sunday after an extended break from the game. - St Kilda Saints,Jack Steven,VFL
St Kilda ace Jack Steven will line up for Sandringham on Sunday after an extended break from the game.

St Kilda ace Jack Steven will line up for Sandringham in the VFL on Sunday, marking his return from an extended break away from the game.

The four-time Trevor Barker Award winner last took the field in Round 6 of the AFL season, before taking time away to focus on his mental health and wellbeing.

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After returning to training last month, Steven was today named for the Zebras in their clash with Footscray at Wilson Storage Trevor Barker Beach Oval on Sunday at 12.10pm.

General Manager of Football Simon Lethlean said the club wasn’t placing any expectations on the 29-year-old.

“It’s really pleasing to have Jack back playing after a number of weeks of training with the group,” he said.

“He’s a much-loved player at our club, and it’s an important step in the right direction.”