CARLTON will be looking to jump off the win-loss rollercoaster when it takes on Hawthorn at Optus Stadium from 3.40pm AWST (5.40pm AEST), while the Hawks will be desperate to snap a four-game losing streak. 

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The Blues haven't strung two wins together since rounds 18 and 19 last year and although they've shown some much-improved form under David Teague this season, they're yet to consistently put the results together. 

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Match Previews R9: Carlton v Hawthorn

Sportsbet's Nathan Brown and Matthew Richardson preview the game between the Blues and Hawks at Optus Stadium

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Big forward Harry McKay has recovered from the hyperextended knee that forced him to pull out of the round eight win against North Melbourne, and he replaces the injured Mitch McGovern in attack. 

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Meanwhile, the Hawks are seeking their first win in a month, off the back of a form slump foreign to Alastair Clarkson's time at the helm. They've lost four in a row several times, before, most recently from rounds 11-15 last year, but rarely in this fashion.

The four-time premiership coach has brought back experience for the clash with the Blues, adding crafty forward Luke Breust and speedy half-back Jarman Impey for his first game since rupturing the ACL in his right knee against Geelong in round 18 last year. Ruckman Jon Ceglar and strong-marking tall Tim O'Brien also come into the team.