Boom recruit Dan Hannebery will don stripes of a different kind when he lines up for Sandringham on Sunday.
Niggling issues with his conditioning have prevented Hannebery from playing so far in 2019, but after getting through training this week, the 28-year-old is ready and raring to go.
It will be the Sydney premiership star’s first match-day outing as he builds towards his maiden appearance in the red, white and black.
Hannebery will join the likes of Max King, Ben Paton and Brandon White in a Zebras outfit flush with St Kilda talent.
An impressive pre-season, election into the leadership group and universal admiration within club walls for the way he drove standards hallmarked Hannebery’s arrival.
And for the way he’s held himself throughout a frustrating reconditioning period, that admiration has never faltered.
After rebuilding his match-fitness and undergoing a strong conditioning regime over the past few months, the midfield jet is chomping at the bit to make an on-field mark for his new club.
Hannebery played 208 games for the Swans with triple All-Australian and premiership honours to boot, before crossing over to St Kilda at the end of the 2018 Season.
Sandringham will take on Coburg this Sunday at Piranha Park with a chance to go 5-3 before its allocated bye.