Hawthorn great Terry Wallace has “super question marks” surrounding his former club heading into the 2019 season.
The Hawks were dealt a major blow with star midfielder Tom Mitchell likely to miss the entire campaign after sustaining a broken leg during a recent pre-season training session.
Despite adding the likes of Chad Wingard, Tom Scully and Jack Scrimshaw via the trade period, Wallace remains sceptical about where the trio will fit in under coach Alastair Clarkson.
“I just want to see what improvement is coming from their younger players, how they structure up, Sicily now clearly down back, what the structure of the side looks like,” Wallace told SEN Afternoons.
“Have they got enough depth through the middle of the ground? Where does Chad Wingard come in and play footy?
“I sit there and sort of go, they’ve almost had a free hit with Scrimshaw and Scully, but they might not get games out of either of them.
“Is Scrimshaw good enough? We don’t know. Where do they set him up to play? He plays almost half-back or wing. Does he try to replace a Ryan Burton? Does he get a game?”
“Scully won’t be ready and now you have Tom Mitchell out, I’ve got super question marks around them.
“I’ve got question marks around them going into the pre-season.”
Hawthorn meet Adelaide in their season opener at the Adelaide Oval on March 23.