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St Kilda has confirmed former Collingwood defender Jonathon Marsh will make his Saints debut on Saturday afternoon against GWS.

Marsh’s last AFL game came for Collingwood back in round 23, 2016, with the 23-year-old returning to the league after a stint in the WAFL.

After asking for a trade at the end of the 2016 season back to Perth, the Pies couldn’t facilitate a deal for Marsh, which saw him retire from the game.

After some time with East Fremantle in Western Australia, Marsh re-gained his love for the game, and set out to find his way back onto an AFL list.

He was signed by the Saints under the AFL’s new Supplemental Selection Period rules, and is now set to make his club debut this weekend.

“I’ve had a focus on getting the trust of my fellow players and also the coaches, and I think I’ve done that,” Marsh told saints.com.au.

“I’ve really applied myself, whether it be on the track or in the gym, and I’ve really focussed on developing relationships, so I think I’ve ticked those boxes a lot.

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“Since I left the AFL, I wanted to get back here, so it’s been a long two years.”