Back-to-back gritty campaigns had Daniel McKenzie on track to build his impact heading into Season 2020.
But the rapid growth of young defenders Hunter Clark, Ben Paton and Nick Coffield – along with the transformation of Ben Long into a damaging half-back – have the No. 36 just on the outer.
Sitting one game shy of his 50th match, McKenzie has continued to remain in the selection frame.
The endurance machine has featured as one of the club's most consistent performers at reserves level, resulting in his selection as an emergency for matches against Collingwood, Richmond and Port Adelaide.
McKenzie has showcased his versatility in numerous scratch matches for the red, white and black, playing inside, along the wings and in his customary half-back position as he hunts for a senior berth.
McKenzie was selected by St Kilda with pick No. 22 in the 2014 National Draft.
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