Hawthorn has made one change to its Round 11 line up ahead of Saturday’s clash against Adelaide.
Will Langford returns to the side following a solid VFL performance, while Tim O’Brien has been omitted.
“Adelaide presents a great challenge for us and as such we have opted for a slightly different set-up to our structure,” GM- Football Graham Wright said.
“Unfortunately O’Brien is the unlucky one to miss out this week as we decided to bring in a smaller option in Langford in order to get that team balance right.
“Langford put in a solid performance for Box Hill in their last match collecting 20 touches and a goal so we are confident he can come in a play his role,” he said.
Saturday night’s match proves significant for both sides as they look to claw their way back into the eight with the Hawks also set to celebrate Shaun Burgoyne’s significant milestone of 350 games.
ROUND 13 TEAM
Hawthorn v Adelaide
Saturday 16 June
B: Ryan Burton, James Frawley, Ben Stratton
HB: Taylor Duryea, James Sicily, Blake Hardwick
C: Jack Gunston, Tom Mitchell, Daniel Howe
HF: Isaac Smith, Jonathon Ceglar, Jaeger O’Meara
F: Shaun Burgoyne, Jarryd Roughead, Jarman Impey
R: Ben McEvoy, Liam Shiels, Luke Breust
INT: Harry Morrison, Ricky Henderson, Paul Puopolo , Will Langford
EMER: Tim O’Brien, Brendan Whitecross, Kaiden Brand, Conor Glass
IN: Will Langford
OUT: Tim O’Brien (omitted)