attitude was the catalyst for St Kilda goalsneak Jack Lonie's remarkable end to 2018, which helped revive his career.
He started the campaign in the VFL and after being dropped for the second time last season following the club being thumped by Sydney in round 12, the feisty left-footer was realistic about his situation.
"I did have a fair while to think about it. Obviously I knew that I had to fight for it and I was really proud with the way that I did that in the second half of the year," Lonie said.
"I took a lot of belief knowing that in a couple of games, I played all right. It wasn't great but I felt like I played my role really well and kept my spot in the team after that.
"Then had a good game against the Hawks (four goals), which I was really pleased with. I felt like I showed that I am good enough at the level and I can play a big part at the club in that small forward position."