Zak Jones will return to the senior line-up as St Kilda prepares to embark on its first finals campaign since 2011.

The hard-hitting on-baller – who has played in seven finals for Sydney – comes in for Josh Battle, who will miss the club's landmark berth through foot soreness.

Jones missed Round 18 against GWS with a hamstring strain, but has benefitted from the pre-finals bye to make himself available for Saturday afternoon's clash with the Bulldogs.

Nicholas Hind, Dylan Roberton, Jonathon Marsh and Shane Savage have been named as emergencies.

A win against the red, white and blue will see the Saints advance to a semi-final between either Richmond or Brisbane, likely to be played at the Gabba.

St Kilda will face the Western Bulldogs on Saturday 3 October at the Gabba, with the opening bounce set for 4:40pm.

IN: Jones
OUT: Battle (injured)

B Ben Paton Jake Carlisle Nick Coffield
HB Callum Wilkie Dougal Howard Jarryn Geary
C Bradley Hill Sebastian Ross Zak Jones
HF Jack Billings Tim Membrey Dan Butler
F Dean Kent Max King Rowan Marshall
R Paddy Ryder Jack Steele Hunter Clark
INT Jack Sinclair Dan Hannebery Ben Long
  Jack Lonie    
E Nicholas Hind Dylan Roberton Jonathon Marsh
  Shane Savage    
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