MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23: Paddy McCartin of the Saints looks on during the St Kilda Saints training session at RSEA Park on May 23, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos)

Former St Kilda key forward Patrick McCartin is ready to have another shot at AFL-level footy according to SEN’s Gary Lyon. 

McCartin, who was drafted as pick No. 1 in the 2014 AFL draft, stepped away from the game this year as he had to deal with multiple concussion issues in his 35 game career. 

However, Lyon believes that the former Saint has got what it takes to come back and earn himself a spot on an AFL list. 

“He’s good, he feels like he is fully recovered and is training and wants to resume and have another red-hot crack at it,” Lyon told SEN Breakfast.

“He obviously hasn’t played footy in a long, long time.

“He’s done all his testing and has had his treatments and continues to be monitored and he feels like he has recovered and is ready to go again.

“So he’s just got to be given an opportunity.”

McCartin who played for the Saints from 2015-2018 would have to re-enter himself in the draft if he wishes to continue to play professional football.