BROCK-BURRUM recruit John Spencer has recommitted to the Saints for next season.
Despite North Wangaratta co-coach Dallas Colman claiming in the Wangaratta Chronicle that Spencer had signed with the Hawks, the spearhead said he was going nowhere.
There was speculation Spencer could be heading to the Hawks after former Rutherglen teammate Josh Warren signed as co-coach.
"I saw the article but it's simply not true," Spencer said.
"Obviously Marmo signed as co-coach and I'm mates with him, so I had a chat with them and I admit I showed a bit of interest.
"But I was a bit surprised more than anything with the story.
"Once the story appeared I had to make a few phone calls to let Brock-Burrum know it wasn't happening.
"I have to get a bit of work done on my ankle over the summer but I will be definitely staying."
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Spencer crossed to the Saints this season from Rutherglen despite being contracted to the Cats.
After having a clearance application rejected, the clubs struck an agreement which allowed him to play in the season opener.
Spencer kicked 39 goals for his new club to win the Saints' leading goalkicker ahead of Kade Garland and Ron Boulton.
The burly forward booted 116 goals from 34 matches for Rutherglen in 2017-18.
The Saints look likely to retain their list with no confirmed departures.
Premiership coach Kade Stevens has been reappointed for a fourth season.