St Kilda Football Club has today informed Matty Parker he will not be offered a contract for 2021.

The 24-year-old joins Doulton Langlands, Ryan Abbott, Jack Bell, Jack Mayo, Logan Austin and retiree Nathan Brown in the initial group of changes made to the Saints list following the 2020 season.

“This was a really difficult decision to make,” Head of List Management James Gallagher said.

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“Matty has such an incredible spirit and it’s easy to see why he was so quickly embraced by Saints fans.

“Unfortunately the situation we find ourselves in demands tough choices, and this was one of them.

“We thank Matty for his dedication to the club and wish nothing but the best for him, Shardah and Matty Jnr.”

Parker was drafted to the Saints with pick 47 in the 2018 National Draft.

Following his debut against Gold Coast in Round 1 of the 2019 season, Parker went on to play a further 18 games in the red, white and black.