St Kilda coach Alan Richardson is hopeful outgoing Essendon tall Jake Carlisle nominates the Saints as his club of choice.

Richardson told Channel 7 last night that Carlisle is exactly the type of player the club is looking for.

“We rate him highly as a player and depending on what it takes we certainly want to continue that conversation,” Richardson said.

“We still haven’t received the ultimate tick from Jake. The reality is that he needs to choose a club. It’s been spoken about that we are in that mix and we believe that to be the case.”

Carlisle has played 85 games for the Bombers since being selected with pick No. 24 in the 2009 National Draft.