Small forward Jack Lonie has recommitted to the Saints, inking a new two-year contract.

The deal will see the 22-year-old in the red, white and black until at least the end of 2020.

Lonie impressed in the second half of 2018, including slotting 11 goals in the last five rounds.

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“The way Jack attacked his footy in those few weeks was impressive and a clear indicator of his personality and commitment to the club,” Saints Head of List Management James Gallagher said.

“His footy nous and ability to read the play and be creative are among some of the reasons we drafted him in the first place, and he really took his opportunities to display those talents at a critical time.

“Jack is a popular player among our group and an important part of the next generation of players to take our club forward.”

Bayside local Lonie said he couldn’t be happier about extending his stay at the Saints.

“I’m really excited to have signed on for a further two years,” Lonie said.

“This season didn’t turn out how we’d hoped, but there’s no one more passionate about turning it around next year than us.

“I really believe in what we’re doing here at the Saints and that this group is capable of some real success, and I’m looking forward to being part of it.”

Lonie joined the Saints after being drafted with pick No. 41 in the 2014 NAB AFL Draft. He has played a total of 50 games since debuting against Greater Western Sydney in Round 1, 2015, including 11 games in 2018.