As Hawthorn captain Jarryd Roughead prepares for his return to the AFL after an extended period out of the game after a bout of cancer, he says he’s not feeling any pressure as the clubs new skipper.

Roughhead replaced Luke Hodge as captain of the Hawks for the 2017 seasons and the appointment is very much in the spotlight followings Hodges club imposed suspension for Round one.

The ban was applied because Hodge missed a training session and Roughead (pictured) says the former skipper has taken the suspension on the chin.