MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 11: Former Melbourne Storm player Billy Slater (C) poses with Saints head coach Alan Richardson (L) and Jack Steele of the Saints during a St Kilda Saints AFL media opportunity on October 11, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. Billy Slater has been appointed in a role involved in leadership and development at the club. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

St Kilda midfielder Seb Ross has given insight into Billy Slater’s new mentoring role at the Saints.

Slater’s role within the club has begun to pay-off onto the playing group, with the Melbourne Storm legend now heavily involved with the selection of game vision for the players.

“He’s been awesome,” Ross told SEN.

“The other night he was going through vision at home up until midnight because he had some vision he wanted to show the boys some figures.”

“He’s really enthusiastic about getting the club on the right path and he’s giving it 100 per cent.”

The Saints have one of the best records in the league sitting on four wins after round 5, with Slater’s influence on the players playing a role in their early success.

“Coming from someone like that, some of the things he’s been able to pass on to us about driving team standards and buying into how the team want to play.”

“He’s someone who was at the top of their game and was an absolute superstar, but first and foremost, he bought into what the team wants to do.”

“He was doing the commando rolls and all the punishments we had to do. He earned respect really quickly.”

The Saints will look to add a fifth win for the season as they host Adelaide at Marvel Stadium on Saturday, with Ross set to lead his side out onto the ground in the absence of skipper Jarryn Geary.