MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11: David Cuningham of the Blues handballs whilst being tackled by Rupert Wills of the Magpies during the round eight AFL match between the Carlton Blues and the Collingwood Magpies at Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 11, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Former St Kilda champion, Nick Dal Santo will determine what all 18 teams need to get out of this year's trade period.

As a part of AFL Trade Radio, Dal Santo this morning has focused on what will take Carlton to the next level.

“Clearly their focus is on the small forward area with Eddie Betts, Tom Papley, Jack Martin and Dan Butler,” he said.

But Dal Santo believes the change needs to come from the core.

“But where their growth is going to come from is from within. The players they currently have,” he said.

“Matthew Kennedy, David Cuningham, Paddy Dow, Jack Silvagni, Lochie O’Brien and Will Setterfield are six names that I’d love to take the next step.

“If this club is going to do what we’re all getting excited about, it’s up to those names.

“They all need to take substantial steps forward."

Carlton won seven games in 2019, with a percentage of 84.

“I’d love to see their percentage jump above 90 (in 2020).”