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Big day for Saints as two young guns extend

Nick Coffield (l) and Hunter Clark (r) - AFL,St Kilda,St Kilda Saints,Nick Coffield,Hunter Clark
Nick Coffield (l) and Hunter Clark (r)
We're pretty keen and excited because we both see a bright future at the Saints
Nick Coffield

ST KILDA'S gun draftees Hunter Clark and Nick Coffield have tacked on an extra two years to their current deals to recommit until the end of 2021. 

Clark was picked up at No.7 last year while Coffield went at No.8.

Both are seen as future gun midfielders with great foot skills. Clark is an excellent user of the ball on both sides of his body and has immense courage, while Coffield has elite speed, recording a time of 2.91 seconds in the 20m sprint at last year's NAB AFL Draft Combine.

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Coffield has acquitted himself well in the senior side, having lined up in the last two games, while Clark played the first two matches of the season and is pushing hard to reclaim his spot in the senior side.

"We're really excited to have Nick and Hunter commit long-term to the club," football manager Simon Lethlean told saints.com.au.

"Both have a bright future in the game and we're looking forward to watching them grow as players and young men over the next four years.

"From the moment they walked in the door at the beginning of pre-season, they have really attacked their training and sought to soak up as much as they can from their coaches and the senior players.

"Both have a had a taste of AFL football now and it's pretty exciting to see glimpses of the players we know they will become for the Saints in the coming years."

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The pair are housemates and live close to the club's base in Moorabbin.

Coffield expressed his delight at signing on for a further two years.

"It's an awesome feeling. We're pretty keen and excited because we both see a bright future at the Saints," Coffield said.

"We're looking forward to working hard to improve as individuals and as a club in the next four years."