Alan Richardson has called on the services of an exciting young trio as he looks to take it up to his old side this weekend.

Young defender Bailey Rice will play his first game for the Saints on Saturday night against Collingwood.

The father-son selection was taken at pick No. 49 in the 2015 National Draft and earns his spot in the senior side on the back of two consecutive best-on-ground performances for Sandringham.

Rice to follow in father's footsteps

Jack Sinclair has earned a senior recall after being the carry-over emergency last week.

The well-built midfielder was left out of the senior side after a relatively quiet trip to Tasmania, and he’ll be looking to bring his aggressive inside game into the crucial home fixture.

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Small forward Jack Lonie has been selected to play just his second senior game for 2018.

The exciting youngster has hit a purple patch of form at VFL level, and his goal sense and forward pressure could prove vital to the Saints’ ability to force turnovers and score quickly.

Jack Lonie has earned a senior recall after some strong form in the VFL.

Sam Gilbert and Blake Acres both face an extended stint on the sidelines, while Jake Carlisle will miss after failing to fully recover from a concussion sustained during last week’s game.

Get your Halo On for 2018

B: Jarryn Geary, Nathan Brown, Shane Savage
HB: Nick Coffield, Jimmy Webster, Bailey Rice
C: Jack Newnes, Luke Dunstan, Ed Phillips
HF: Jack Sinclair, Tim Membrey, Jack Billings
F: Jade Gresham, Rowan Marshall, Maverick Weller
FOL: Tom Hickey, Sebastian Ross, Jack Steven
I/C: Jack Steele, Hunter Clark, Jack Lonie, David Armitage
E: Logan Austin, Josh Battle, Brandon White, Ben Paton

: Bailey Rice, Jack Sinclair, Jack Lonie
OUT: Jake Carlisle, Blake Acres, Sam Gilbert