Andy Hall returns for Glenavon for tonight’s game against Dungannon Swifts at Stangmore Park (7.45pm, available for £7 on

It’s another boost for the Lurgan Blues, who played so well against Larne in Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Mourneview Park.

“I’ll be looking to see the same levels of performance again,” Gary Hamilton told Glenavon Media after the game.

“Dungannon are wounded after a heavy defeat on Saturday so we have to be ready for that.

“It’s not going to be an easy game. I watched them during the week against Crusaders and while they won 2-1, they could have won by four or five because they were excellent that night. They destroyed Crusaders that night and the scoreline didn’t reflect the game itself.

“We know that they have that sort of performance in them, but we know that we need to get out of the blocks quickly.

“It’s a quick turnaround again and we need to be mentally strong again, get on with it, give it our all again and see where that takes us.”

Glenavon are unbeaten in four of their last five games against the Swifts, who recently appointed former Northern Ireland international Dean Shiels as their new manager.

LAST TIME OUT: Glenavon moved up to seventh in the Danske Bank Premiership after securing three points at Stangmore Park on Tuesday night.

Conor McCloskey stole the show in the first half with a well struck goal and a brilliant assist for Matthew Fitzpatrick to send the Lurgan Blues 2-0 up at the break.
Oisin Smyth pulled a goal back with six minutes to go to set up a nervy finish, which wasn’t helped by both sides being reduced to 10 men in the closing stages.


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