Niall Currie’s newly promoted side may be surprise table toppers, unbeaten after the first four league games, but they are certainly there on merit having beaten Portadown, Dungannon Swifts and Ballymena United after a very creditable opening day 2-2 draw with Cliftonville.
Meanwhile Gary Hamilton has left his players in no doubt of his displeasure after Saturday’s poor performance at Windsor Park. “The players know they let everyone down on Saturday, not least the supporters who have been magnificent. Normally in these circumstances I’d want to make changes and that would only be fair to the guys who have been waiting in the wings for their chance. We still have four or five players out so I haven’t too many options available. It’s good that the players will have the chance to show the kind of hunger, desire and commitment you need in this league, if they want to keep the shirt when the other guys come back.”
Rhys Marshall is suspended after his red card against Linfield. David Elebert is out for ten days after suffering concussion and having stitches to his eye last Saturday but Simon Kelly is back and will replace him in the centre of defence. Eoin Bradley has returned this week from the USA and will be back in the squad.
James Singleton, Kyle Neill and Kevin Braniff all played part of the Reserve game on Wednesday night but it’s too early for a return to first team action as they continue to build up match fitness.
|Match Sponsor||Ball Sponsor||Man of the Match Sponsor|
|Glenavon Social Club||Philip Robinson||Trader D’s, Waringstown|
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|Raymond Hetherington||Paul Robinson||Adrian Sobieski||Lee Tavinder|