Glenavon and Portadown will do it all again tonight, just days after their last encounter – although the Lurgan Blues will be hoping that there’s no repeat of the scoreline.

Gary Hamilton’s men went down 4-1 during Saturday’s game in a performance branded “embarrassing” by the Glenavon manager.

The visitors will go into the game without Andrew Doyle and Jack O’Mahony, while James Singleton misses through concussion. Lee McNulty is suspended following his red card during Saturday’s game and there will be a late fitness test on Michael O’Connor.

Gary told Glenavon Media after Saturday’s defeat that he wanted to see a reaction from his players tonight.

“We’ll see what the players are made of on Tuesday night. That’s a wee test I have set for them and we’ll see what type of characters we have in our dressing room.

“If we don’t have characters then I’m going to have to make changes in the summer and bring in better players. We can have good lads in the changing room but if you can’t show fight and determination in a derby game then it’s time to ship out and get better ones in.”

Tonight’s game is live on the BBC Sport NI website and the BBC iPlayer, with the earlier kick-off time of 7.30pm.


REFEREE: Lee Tavinder

ASSISTANT REFEREES: Stephen Bell, Jamie Carnduff

FOURTH OFFICIAL: Louise Thompson

LAST TIME OUT: Ten-man Glenavon suffered a crushing 4-1 defeat away to rivals Portadown on Saturday afternoon, as the home side picked up their first win at Shamrock Park in more than a year.

Lee Bonis headed in the opener from a Sam Warde corner on 27 minutes, while Warde himself added the second from the penalty spot in the 38th minute after Glenavon’s Lee McNulty had been shown a red card for handling Stephen Murray’s shot on the line.

Things went from bad to worse for the Lurgan Blues when Ben Guy tapped in a third goal for the Ports on 61 minutes.

Sean Ward did pull a goal back for Glenavon in the 73rd minute when his shot found the top corner, but any hopes of an unlikely fightback were wiped out when Portadown substitute Chris Lavery drilled home a low shot 10 minutes from time to wrap up the three points for the home team.