St Kilda will field a 26-man side for tomorrow night's AAMI Community Series opener against Carlton, with Jade Gresham one of two new faces from last week's practice match at Arden Street Oval.

The young midfielder last took to the field in Round 11 2020, before stress fractures in his back brought his year to a close.

Ex-Bomber Shaun McKernan will also join the list of newcomers at Marvel Stadium.

McKernan sat out last week's clash against North Melbourne with a rolled ankle, but is primed and ready for his debut outing in St Kilda colours.

Luke DunstanJake CarlisleDarragh Joyce and Dean Kent have been named as emergencies.

Saints players and officials will wear black armbands in memory of the late Michael Gudinski, who passed away earlier this week.

St Kilda will square off with Carlton on Thursday 4 March at Marvel Stadium, with the opening bounce locked in for 7:10pm.

B Callum Wilkie Dougal Howard James Frawley
HB Hunter Clark Nick Coffield Jimmy Webster
C Jack Billings Jade Gresham Bradley Hill
HF Jack Higgins Josh Battle Dan Butler
F Tim Membrey Max King Shaun McKernan
R Paul Hunter Jack Steele Jack Sinclair
INT Ben Long Brad Crouch Sebastian Ross
  Jack Lonie Thomas Highmore Daniel McKenzie
  Jack Bytel Mason Wood  
E Luke Dunstan Jake Carlisle Darragh Joyce
  Dean Kent