Dan Butler says he’s excited to continue working alongside fellow Tiger-turned-Saint Jack Higgins following the pair’s seven-goal partnership against Hawthorn.

Higgins snared four second-half goals in his 50th senior game, with the duo’s combination up forward set to continue after Butler penned a one-year contract extension earlier this week.

“He’s a great player, really crafty around goal and really good one on one,” Butler told media this morning.

“I’m really happy and excited to be playing the rest of the year alongside him.

“We played a fair few games together at the Tiges and obviously we kind of know what each other’s going to do.

“We’ve trained together for a few years now, so it’s definitely handy having that chemistry together.”

Jack Higgins is the Saints' leading goal kicker after seven rounds. Photo: AFL Photos.

Following a four-quarter effort against Hawthorn reminiscent of last year’s form, Butler says that the Saints’ focus now turns to bringing that week on week.

“That’s the way we wanted to play,” Butler said.

“We looked at the vision yesterday and that’s the St Kilda brand we want to bring every week.

“That’s probably the focus at the moment – bringing that consistently.

Some of the footy we produced last year is good enough to beat the best. Hopefully we can get that more consistently this year.

- Dan Butler

Attention now turns to Saturday’s clash against Gold Coast at Metricon Stadium.

“They’re a good team and especially up there they’re going to be hard to beat. We’re expecting a tight contest,” Butler said.

“All the boys are pretty excited to get back up to Queensland - our second home - and we’re really looking forward to it.”

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