As a side on an upswing, the St. Kilda Saints are using the off-season to address a few gaps they feel will get them over the hump and back to the finals.
They narrowly missed the 2016 postseason, missing out on the number eight finals spot to the North Melbourne side by a slim margin on percentage.
Toward that end of advancing in 2017, the Saints are close to securing Greater Western Sydney Giants midfielder Jack Steele. The Saints have offered their second round pick in the upcoming draft for Steele, and while the offer is yet to be accepted, acceptance seems imminent.
The Saints even have a suitor in out-of-contract Western Bulldog Koby Stevens, who has expressed a desire to join the Saints.
Steele has many seasons ahead of him, as he has played just 17 games with the Giants over the past two seasons. He has a somewhat enigmatic persona and has struggled to get on ground consistently for the Giants, who selected him with the 24th pick in the 2014 national draft.
Stevens has 74 senior games on his resume, most of those coming after leaving the West Coast Eagles to join the Western Bulldogs, with 2014 being his high water mark, when he posted career marks for marks, disposals and goals.