Fresh off the bye, St Kilda will look to work its way back onto the winners’ list this Friday night.

In its way stands reigning premiers Richmond, who are especially dangerous on their home turf at the MCG.

Despite the challenge that faces the Saints, Brett Ratten’s men will be buoyed by the return of two senior leaders, plus a young ruck star back from injury.

READ: Saints trio locked in for Friday night return

Rowan Marshall

Rowan Marshall is in line for a return to the senior side. Photo: AFL Photos.

Sidelined by a plantar fascia injury in Round 9, Rowan Marshall is set to make his return against the Tigers.

I said ‘I’ll hold it down in the ruck there while you’re out’, but I can’t wait to have him back. He complements my game so much and makes it easier for me to play football.

- Paddy Ryder, Sounds of the Saints podcast

The 25-year-old ruckman suffered the injury against Geelong and underwent surgery after a decision was made to operate and correct the issue.

Marshall will join Paddy Ryder in the ruck in a partnership that has proved crucial this season.

Tim Membrey

Tim Membrey is back after a stellar performance at the SCG. Photo: Corey Scicluna.

20 disposals, two goals, eight marks and 11 contested possessions.

That was the stat line for Tim Membrey in the Harbour City, where he was seemingly everywhere against the Swans.

The co-vice-captain will be available for selection after he missed the trip to Cairns last week to be with his pregnant wife, Emily, in Melbourne

Membrey has had a strong start to the season, averaging 15 disposals, 11 kicks and eight marks per game.

He also sits first among the AFL’s key forwards for intercept marks, and second for total marks, effective disposals and metres gained.

Seb Ross

Seb Ross will be keen to get back to playing footy. Photo: Corey Scicluna.

Following a return to Victoria to be with his new-born twins, Brett Ratten has confirmed that Seb Ross will face the Tigers this Friday night.

Ross currently sits at third for total clearances, stoppage clearances and centre clearances for the Saints, while being fourth for contested possessions and fifth for total disposals.

In Contention

Oscar Clavarino will be looking to add to his two AFL games. Photo: Corey Scicluna.

After debuting in front of an empty stadium, Oscar Clavarino could return for his first AFL game in front of a Melbourne crowd.

The 22-year-old defender was omitted for the clash with the Crows, but with the St Kilda injury list pushed out to 12, the youngster is a chance to be named.

Defenders Darragh Joyce (concussion) and Leo Connolly (shin) will also come into consideration for Ratten at the selection table, both now available for selection following their respective injuries.

James Frawley (shoulder), Dan McKenzie (calf), Shaun McKernan (toe) and Dean Kent (concussion) will need to undergo tests this week before being made available for selection.