Brad St John continues his mid-year resurgence with five-star display against North Albury

CLEVER COACHING: Wodonga Raiders' Daryn Cresswell's decision to rest Brad St John during training has paid dividends with the livewire returning to his best against the Roos and North Albury.
CLEVER COACHING: Wodonga Raiders' Daryn Cresswell's decision to rest Brad St John during training has paid dividends with the livewire returning to his best against the Roos and North Albury.

The decision to rest a fatigued Brad St John has paid dividends as Wodonga Raiders scored a 26-point win over a gritty North Albury.

Wodonga Raiders' Brad St John has bounced back to form in the past two weeks.

Wodonga Raiders' Brad St John has bounced back to form in the past two weeks.

The 21-year-old speedster was best on ground as he continued his recent resurgence in the 16.12 (108) to 12.10 (82) win.

St John had been one of the league’s in-form players through the first five rounds but after his interleague appearance he struggled for three matches.

“Yeah, I had a couple of quiet weeks and ‘Cressa’ (coach Daryn Cresswell) came up to me after the ‘Yarra’ game and said, ‘I want you to have a break during the week and freshen up a bit,” St John said.

“I think we both agreed that I was feeling it and I’m feeling a lot better than I was previously.”

It was a masterstroke by the coach because if Raiders are going to contest a third straight finals campaign, they’ll need the pacy wingman at his best.

The win pushed Raiders back into the top five.