Saints recruit Dan Hannebery is out to prove himself in the upcoming 2019 AFL season at his new club.
The former Sydney midfielder, who has signed a five-year contract with St. Kilda, is confident that his work ethic will get him back to his best, following a couple of disappointing seasons with the Swans.
“I’ve probably got a point to prove to myself,” Hannebery told Fox Sports.
“No doubt I had a really good run up until the end of 2016 from a games perspective, and my form was pretty sound. To have two down years was disappointing.”
The midfielders recorded numbers in the 2018 season reflect his disappointment, with his numbers being the worst since his first year in the AFL.
However, Hannebery said that he is not the only Saint under pressure to perform in the upcoming season.
“I’ve got a point to prove but so does this whole footy club,” he said.
Despite this, Hannebery said he is confident that both he and the club will bounce back.
“I think they’ve got a really good up and coming list,” he said.
“I think with a bit of luck with injury and some work rate and some good acquisitions off the field with some coaches and what not, I think it’s a really exciting time.”
While Hannebery admitted that his departure from Sydney was emotional, his focus was purely on the Saints.
“I’ve got a lot of good memories there and had a lot of success, albeit I would have loved to have won another flag”. Hannebery said.
“But right now, it’s about St Kilda.”
Hannebery will wear number 10 on his guernsey at his new club.