Glenavon travel to the Ballymena Showgrounds on Tuesday night (kick-off 7.45pm) with Gary Hamilton hoping defensive errors will not prove to be costly once again.

The Lurgan Blues will go to the Warden Street stadium looking to chalk up their first win of the season against David Jeffrey’s men, who have lost their last three game to Linfield, Larne and to Crusaders on Saturday.

“It will be another tough game – they’re all tough and this one will be no different,” Gary told Glenavon Media after Saturday’s game against Coleraine.

“They have had a couple of good results including a win against Coleraine at the start of the season.

“From our point of view, we have to take the positives from [Saturday’s] game and cut out the negatives. I think that if we play going forward like we did against Coleraine and we don’t defend like we did on Saturday or against Portadown then we stand a chance of getting a result against any team.

“But we need to stop making silly mistakes and keep showing the fight, hunger and desire that we did on Saturday and show that quality we had on Saturday in the final third.”

Gary is likely to have a full squad available to him once again, with the exception of Andrew Doyle, who will be serving the last of his three-game ban after his sending off against Glentoran.


LAST TIME OUT: Three of Gary Hamilton’s January signings got on the scoresheet as Glenavon defeated Ballymena United 3-0 at the Showgrounds on January 18.

Conan Byrne opened the scoring 10 minutes before half-time when his free-kick took a deflection off Kyle Owens and beat Jordan Williamson.

Danny Purkis then doubled Glenavon’s lead in the 65th minute by scoring his second goal in two games since making the step up to the Premiership from the Amateur League as he rounded Williamson and slotted home.

Substitute Greg Moorhouse rounded the scoring off in stoppage time by lashing home a half-volley which Williamson failed to keep out of the net.


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