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Adam Schneider has committed to another year with the Saints

ST KILDA veteran Adam Schneider has ended speculation about his future after signing a one-year deal with the Saints that will see him continue his career in 2014.

The small forward battled injury in 2013 but showed his class when he returned for the final four games of the season.

He kicked three goals after coming on as a substitute in round 20 against Hawthorn and was instrumental in the club's two wins to end the year.

The 29-year-old played his 200th game in the final round of the season against Fremantle. He has kicked 242 goals and is a proven big game performer.

He has played 23 finals including the 2005 premiership with the Sydney Swans.

Schneider joined the Saints in 2008 when Ross Lyon took over as coach.

He played a key role with the Saints in 2009 and 2010 as the club got close to winning its second flag and has played in five Grand Finals through his career, including the 2010 draw against Collingwood.

Schneider has played just 13 games since Scott Watters took over as coach, but he has agreed to commit to the next phase of the club's regeneration.

St Kilda is expected to have an interesting trade period as the club works its way through a dip in performances and a lack of depth in its list.

Speculation continues to surround the future of midfielder Nick Dal Santo.

A decision on whether he wants to stay a Saint or explore other opportunities is expected before next week's Grand Final.

St Kilda is expected to be active during trade week, seeking key defenders.

It is interested in Greater Western Sydney's Josh Bruce and North Melbourne's Luke Delaney.

The Saints also have pick No.3 in the national draft, its first top five pick since 2002.