St Kilda defender Jimmy Webster has pressed his name for an AFL recall following a standout performance in his second straight VFL hit out since returning from a hamstring injury.
Webster, 22, gathered 23 disposals and laid four tackles playing across half-back and up on the wing at times, impressing with his trademark spoiling and intercept marking.
With Alan Richardson and the Saints coaching staff watching in the stands, Webster’s ferocious attack on the ball also stood out in Sunday's 22-point loss to Box Hill.
“Jimmy was terrific for us today. There was one moment where he went back with the flight, kept his feet and won the contest and that’s inspirational for us,” Hudson told saints.com.au.
“Jimmy is a quality player and a classy ball user as well, we were very fortunate to have him today because if he’s fit he’s playing at AFL level every week.”
Hudson also lauded Cam Shenton, after the South Australian followed up his six goal effort last week with another four majors against Box Hill to bring his season tally to 30 goals.
“I want to clone him. Cam is just so consistent, very reliable and he’s a smart player who knows where to lead and as a result gets the reward on the scoreboard,” Hudson said.