The Chronicle

Ross opts to remain at Saints


DUAL St Kilda club champion Seb Ross has turned his back on free agency to extend his Saints career by a further two years.

As an unrestrict­ed free agent, the 28-year-old midfielder (pictured) could have walked to another club, but this deal paves the way for him to be a one-club player.

The delay in Ross re-committing created some doubt about his future at a time Jack

Billings inked a four-year contract but Luke Dunstan parted ways with the club.

He has finished inside the top 10 in St Kilda’s best and fairest award for six straight seasons, including placing seventh this year and top two between 2017 and 2019.

Ross has appeared 160 times for the Saints since being the No.25 pick in the 2011 draft.

St Kilda list manager James Gallagher was pleased to retain Ross as they bid to return to the finals next season.

“A lot of Seb’s work goes unnoticed externally, but inside the four walls we recognise just how important he is to our side on a number of fronts,” Gallagher said. “Seb is an honest and genuine guy, who has been a very good player for a number of years.”

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