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May 9, 2019 by admin

ST KILDA veteran Justin Koschitzke will remain at St Kilda for at least another season.
Nanjing Night Net

Koschitzke, 30 this month, is an unrestricted free agent and could have joined the club of his choice.

But his manager James Pitcher, of Strategic Management Solutions, told The Age the ruckman-forward would remain with the Saints.

“He will remain at St Kilda for at least another year,” Pitcher said.

“I will finalise the paper work hopefully next week.

“I will catch up with the Saints and knock it over. He will be staying a Saint.”

Koschitzke played 19 matches this season but was dropped for last weekend’s final round against Carlton.

He needs only five more matches to reach the 200 milestone.

Earlier, Saints coach Scott Watters said Koschitzke was a required player.

“He offers really good leadership,” Watters said on SEN.

“We’ve got some young key forwards – Rhys Stanley and Jay Lever – who are coming through, and the work that ‘Kosi’ has done behind the scenes with Rhys this year … he won’t get a lot of plaudits for that from the outside, but internally he’s done a great job.

“He’s in a challenge for his spot going forward, as is Adam Schneider, who had some injuries this year.

“But they’re quality players, and it needs to be a challenging environment.

“So I would expect ‘Kosi’ to back up with a really strong pre-season and challenge for a spot.”

Watters said her also expects Brendon Goddard, also off contract, to remain at the club.

“He has been offered a strong and reasonable offer. Ultimately he must make a choice. He is a passionate Saints person with leadership ambitions,” he said.

However, it’s understood Goddard, a restricted free agent, is unhappy with the offer the Saints have made.

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