Exciting young midfielder Ed Phillips has inked a new two-year deal with St Kilda, which will see him remain at the Saints until at least the end of 2020.

The hard-running wingman has impressed in seven AFL games in 2018 after making his debut against Fremantle in Round 8.

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General Manager of Football Simon Lethlean said Phillips had improved out of sight this season and looks a player of the future.

“Ed’s improvement has been clearly evident to everyone at the Saints and we saw that rewarded with his debut earlier this year,” Lethlean said.

“He is an endurance machine and has the potential to become a key part of our side in the coming years.

“His attitude and work ethic around the club is first class and he is really driven to keep improving.”

Phillips said he was looking forward to more opportunities to represent the red, white and black.

“I’m rapt to be signed on for a further two years,” he said.

“We have a really strong bond with the young guys coming through together and I’m excited for what the future holds.”

“I just want to keep doing what I can to develop myself and help us improve.”

Phillips was selected with pick number 56 in the 2016 National Draft.

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