ST KILDA has been buoyed by the re-signing of midfielder Jack Sinclair, who has signed a two-year extension keeping him at the club until at least the end of 2021.
Sinclair has been a consistent performer for the Saints in 2019, with his speed and ball use helping propel St Kilda to an impressive 3-1 start to the season.
The 24-year-old struggled at times last season, finding himself dropped in round seven before fighting his way back into the side and finishing with 20 games for the year.
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Sinclair said he was thrilled to put pen to paper and commit himself to the club.
"I just love every opportunity I'm given to pull on the jumper. I'm proud to be a Saint and so very happy to be committed for another two years," Sinclair told Saints.com.au.
"It's been an encouraging start to the year, but I just want to keep playing my role and helping the team improve.
"I really believe in what we're building and I can't wait to get stuck in and see where it can take us."
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Saints list manager James Gallagher said Sinclair was an important cog in the club's quest to return to finals footy.
"Jack forms part of an integral cohort of players in that 50-100 games played bracket," Gallagher said.
"It's players like him that will lead this club moving forward, so it's encouraging to have him re-sign and show how much he wants to be a part of it."
Sinclair has played 68 games for St Kilda since joining the club with pick one in the 2014 rookie draft.