St Kilda coach Brett Ratten says James Frawley is squarely in the mix to make his Saints debut on Friday night in a bid to help curb Geelong’s frightening tall forward combination.
Frawley, 32, was picked up by St Kilda at the end of last year after coming out of retirement but the former Melbourne and Hawthorn defender’s start to the season was delayed after a major hamstring injury in the pre-season win over Carlton.
“There’s no bigger test, is there. The Cats in great form, just beaten the Tigers, up and about, and if you’re probably asking Scotty [Chris Scott] what does he want from his team, to have their key forwards kick 15 goals between three of them, that’s probably what he’s after.
“They’re in good form and we’ll have some challenges and we’ll get to see where we’re at.”
Jack Billings and Rowan Marshall remained on limited training duties because of their respective foot issues but Ratten said both would be right to go against the Cats.
Midfielder and dual best and fairest Seb Ross is also set to return after missing St Kilda’s win over Gold Coast on Saturday after wife Marnie gave birth to twins.
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