MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26: Paddy McCartin of the Saints gestures after missing a shot on goal during the round 10 AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the St Kilda Saints at Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 26, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Saints forward Jack Billings has declared that teammates Hunter Clark and Paddy McCartin are in for big 2019 campaigns.

Following a disappointing four-win 2018 season that saw St Kilda finish 16th, Alan Richardson’s team will look to rise up the ladder after landing Dan Hannebery in free agency and drafting a coup of young talent, including Max King with the fourth overall pick.

Billings singled out Clark and McCartin as two potential breakout candidates for 2019 to help the Saints bounce back.

“Hunter Clark has really stood out this summer,” Billings told SEN Breakfast.

“That’s probably what you’d expect going into your second year, a really talented player but he is really fit and training really well.

“Paddy McCartin is the other one, he is looking really good and training really strongly.

“He ran a really good time trial the other week.

“Those are two guys I’m really excited about and I think are going to play some good footy this year.”