The cost of Jack Higgins’ late misses has been compounded by a string of injuries for St Kilda, including a potentially long-term blow for captain Jarryn Geary.
The Saints’ finals hopes are hanging by a thread after they squandered the opportunity to pinch an upset win over Sydney, losing by nine points at the SCG on Saturday.
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“We positioned him as a deep forward, create a contest that’s all we asked him to do,” Ratten said.
“I thought it was pretty encouraging for a young man to push through. They’re some of the things you learn along the journey.
“Sometimes you’re not 100 per cent but being out there helps others.”
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