Hawthorn's backline is set to be boosted by the inclusions of Sam Frost and Jack Scrimshaw ahead of the side's trip west to take on Fremantle at Optus Stadium on Saturday. 

Frost makes his return following a one-week suspension while Scrimshaw also sat out the Hawks' loss to Collingwood after suffering a concussion the previous week against Gold Coast in Darwin. 

Daniel Howe will enter the starting 22 after being the unused medical substitute last week, while Jackson Callow rounds out the quartet of Hawks who have been called upon ahead of a challenging assignment against the third-placed Dockers. 

Callow's recall comes as the Hawks look to shore up their offensive stocks, with both Jack Gunston (ankle) and Mitch Lewis (knee) unable to prove their fitness in time for Saturday's clash.

Having played in each of the past nine games since returning from an ankle injury, the club has opted to manage Jarman Impey this week while first-year Hawk Connor Macdonald has also been left out of the side. 

Head of Football Rob McCartney said strong leadership and direction come with the returns of Scrimshaw and Frost. 

"Jack and Sam have had really strong campaigns for us to date, so we welcome them back into the side this week," McCartney said.

"Howie and Jackson Callow are two others who have been performing consistently at reserves level of late so they reap the rewards of selection on the back of some hard work.

"It's disappointing to lose Mitch and Jack to injury, but we're hopeful our depth will prove strong in their absence." 


Fremantle v Hawthorn
Sunday June 5, 2.10pm

B: Blake Hardwick, Sam Frost, James Sicily
HB: Jack Scrimshaw, Kyle Hartigan, Lachlan Bramble 
C: Will Day, Jai Newcombe, Liam Shiels
HF: Conor Nash, Jackson Callow, Jaeger O'Meara
F: Sam Butler, Jacob Koschitzke, Dylan Moore
R: Ned Reeves, Tom Mitchell, Chad Wingard
INT: Harry Morrison, Luke Breust, Daniel Howe, Changkuoth Jiath

Emer: Connor Macdonald, Finn Maginness, Josh Morris, James Blanck

In: Callow, Frost, Howe, Scrimshaw
Out: Gunston (ankle), Impey (managed), Lewis (knee), Macdonald (omitted)