Darren Minchington of the Saints celebrates after kicking a goal with Nathan Wright of the Saints during the round 14 AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Geelong Cats at Etihad Stadium on June 25, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Saints pair re-sign

Promising young St Kilda forwards Darren Minchington and Nathan Wright have signed two-year contract extensions with the club, keeping them at the Saints until the end of 2018.

The pair have both enjoyed breakout seasons in 2016, with Wright playing 10 games, including the final eight games of the season, while Minchington played 13 matches this season.

“Nathan’s committed approach to his training has seen him overcome injury and spend a greater amount of time in the seniors in 2016,” Bains said.

“Nathan brought a real toughness to our forward line, with his move from defence clearly adding flexibility to our line-up.

“We were really happy with Darren’s season and his improved form has seen him play a greater role in the senior side.

“We love his tackling pressure, he is dangerous around goals and he has shown some promising midfield play. I am sure our fans will enjoy watching him continue to develop in 2017 and beyond.”