Warrenpoint comes into the game on the back of a fine 4-0 home win in the league against Institute whilst Glenavon lost to Ballymena United 2-0 at Mourneview Park on Saturday.
It will be a different line-up for Glenavon as Gary Hamilton continues to use the competition to give some of his younger squad valuable experience and game time to the senior players who haven’t had much time on the pitch recently.
“We’ve had so many good young players coming through, gaining experience in this competition. Supporters will always want to win trophies but for me it’s a much bigger picture. We haven’t always won it – we’ve been beaten in a couple of finals – but the experience that the players gain and the opportunity they have, you can judge them in a game that’s a final and against a Premiership team. It gives them a feel of it and it gives me a look at them in a more pressurised situation than watching them in Under 20’s football,” Gary explained.
Warrenpoint’s path to the Final saw them defeat our neighbours Dollingstown 3-1 at home, followed by an away 2-1 quarter-final victory against Newry City and 3-0 win against Portadown at Shamrock Park in the semi-final.
The game is at Stangmore Park Dungannon and kicks off at 7:45pm.