Star Fremantle midfielder Stephen Hill is set to make his return from a minor hamstring injury when Fremantle take on Hawthorn at University of Tasmania Stadium on Saturday.

Hill is one of three inclusions for the clash, joining ruckman Sean Darcy and defender Ryan Nyhuis in the team.

The trio replace Aaron Sandilands (managed), Mitch Crowden (omitted) and Griffin Logue (omitted).

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Hill last played for Fremantle in round 14 against Melbourne, where he injured his hamstring while attempting to kick the football from the air.

Darcy replaces Sandilands for the long away trip to Launceston, and the 21-year-old will play his sixth AFL game this season.

Nyhuis returns to play his first AFL game since round eight against Richmond.

The defender has played three AFL games and eight WAFL games this season, and he impressed in his most recent appearance for Peel where he played a lock-down role against West Coast WAFL’s Jake Waterman.

Taylin Duman, Griffin Logue, Mitch Crowden and Brett Bewley have been named as Freo’s emergencies.

Meanwhile Hawthorn have made two changes, bringing in Chad Wingard and Grant Birchall. They replace Jack Gunston (injured) and Conor Glass (omitted).

Bouncedown for the clash is at 2.10pm EST (12.10pm WST) and will be broadcast live into Perth on Channel 7 and Fox Footy.