Gary Hamilton is anticipating a difficult game tomorrow (Wednesday) night at Warden Street as Glenavon travel to take on Ballymena United who he expects to come out all guns blazing in response to their 6-0 opening day defeat at the hands of the reigning champions. “It’s a bad time to face a team after they have suffered what they themselves will probably reckon is an embarrassing defeat. David (Jeffrey) is a real motivator and he’ll have them fired up and that will make it a difficult game.

“We have to continue the way we played in the second half on Saturday, match them and win the battle so we can play our game. Our boys are more than capable of getting a result but we need to up the energy levels and get off to a good start.”

Paddy McCourt (calf strain), Simon Kelly (hamstring strain), and Declan O’Brien (knee) are out but Andrew Doyle should be fit and Greg Moorhouse is available after missing the league opener with concussion. “It’s less than a week into the season and we’re already down several players but that just shows why it’s important to have a strong squad,” the Glenavon manager concluded.

Bus Times

William Walker and Triangle bus leaves MVP at 6.15pm.

Reserves in Action.

Any supporter who can’t make the trip to the Showgrounds will be interested to know that our Reserves have an attractive fixture on Wednesday night in the Premiership Development League when they entertain Ballymena Utd Reserves. Mark Ferguson’s young side had an excellent 4-1 victory on Saturday. Kick off at MVP is 8 00pm with free admission.

Match Officials

Referee Assistant 1 Assistant 2 4th Official
Tim Marshall Jarlath McElholm Ken Ross Declan Hassan