Hawthorn coach Sam Mitchell has confirmed his side will make changes ahead of Sunday's clash against Adelaide, with Chad Wingard to be named in the starting 22.

Will Day won't feature for the Hawks in Gather Round as he begins his suspension. The young gun was banned for two-weeks for rough conduct after a dangerous tackle last weekend, and was unsuccessful when challenging the ban at the Tribunal last night.

Speaking to media on Friday, Mitchell remained tight-lipped when asked about Day's suspension.

"I don't really want to start my coaching career getting into MRO stuff, it is what it is," Mitchell said.

Hawthorn suffered an 82-point loss at the hands of Geelong on Easter Monday, kicking only one goal, since the sixth minute of the second quarter.

Wingard was the sub for Hawthorn and whilst it was hard for him to have an impact, Mitchell said he would be in the final team for the weekend.

"Chad will come in obviously and we'll probably make a couple more changes- we'll have selection later today," Mitchell said.

"Having a guy like Chad can really solidify our forward line, he can kick a goal when we need one- he's going to be an important player for us and we're excited to have him back."

Going inside 50 has been Hawthorn's biggest issue this year and their inaccuracy has hurt them, particularly in Round 2 against the Swans, where they kicked 4.13.

Mitchell said it was about getting the balance right, but there was hope with having players like Jai Newcombe and James Worpel up forward.

"He's (Newcombe) a great forward target for us. He and James Worpel are good forwards and good midfielders, trying to get that balance right has been a challenge, so we're trying to get that right at the moment," Mitchell said.

This weekend's game proves as an opportunity for Hawthorn, going up against the 15th-placed Giants who are currently on a three-game losing streak, having only beaten Adelaide in Round One.

Mitchell was excited for this weekend's game on neutral territory at Norwood Oval, as part of the inaugural Gather Round.

"I'm looking forward to going to the ground, we've never played there- it's sold out- we can't wait to get there," Mitchell said.

GWS and Hawthorn will play each other at Norwood Oval on Sunday at 3:20pm (AEST).