Hawthorn has added four names to its extended squad ahead of the side’s clash with Geelong on Sunday.
Darren Minchington, Jonathon Ceglar, Jack Gunston and James Cousins have all been included in the squad of 26, with no confirmed outs from the team that defeated Fremantle last week.
Gunston appears the most likely of the quartet to run out against the Cats, after the forward missed last week’s game with a leg injury.
If Minchington is selected for Sunday’s match, it will be his first game for Hawthorn after 28 appearances for St Kilda across seven seasons.
GM – Football Graham Wright said the match committee was happy with the side’s form over the past fortnight and that was reflected in its selection decisions.
“It’s been really pleasing to record a couple of wins over the past two weeks,” Wright said.
“We feel as though the team is starting to find some rhythm.
“The boys will have another training session tomorrow before we make a call on the final team of 22 in the afternoon.”
Hawthorn will announce its Round 18 team on Friday at 5pm.
ROUND 18 SQUAD
Geelong v Hawthorn
Sunday 21st July, 1.10pm
B: Tim O’Brien, James Frawley, Jarman Impey
HB: Shaun Burgoyne, James Sicily, Blake Hardwick
C: Tom Scully, Daniel Howe, Ricky Henderson
HF: Luke Breust, Chad Wingard, Paul Puopolo
F: Oliver Hanrahan, Mitchell Lewis, Liam Shiels
R: Ben McEvoy, Jaeger O’Meara, James Worpel
INT: Grant Birchall, Ben Stratton, Jonathon Ceglar, James Cousins, Conor Nash, Darren Minchington, Isaac Smith, Jack Gunston
In: Minchington, Ceglar, Gunston, Cousins