Glenavon are back on the road for their second game of the season, as they head to Warrenpoint this Saturday (3pm).

The Lurgan Blues will be looking to build on last Friday’s draw against Portadown. Glenavon created plenty of opportunities but were almost punished for not taking them when the Ports took the lead in stoppage time, only for Michael O’Connor to fire back almost immediately.

Warrenpoint are two games into their season already – after beating Ballymena United on the opening weekend they suffered defeat to Carrick Rangers on Tuesday night. With Barry Gray making a number of new signings, including former Glenavon striker Greg Moorhouse, Gary Hamilton thinks it’s too early to tell what sort of animal the County Down club will be this season.

“It’s going to be a tough game,” said Gary.

“With it being the start of the season, until everyone finds their feet you don’t really know what you’re going to get.

“Our games against Warrenpoint have always been difficult and I’m not expecting anything different this time.

“If we play to the same standard and show the same hunger and desire that we did against Portadown we stand a chance of getting results against anyone.

“We have to play with good intensity and create the chances that we did last Friday.”

Glenavon once again have virtually a full squad to pick from, with Mark Stafford the only one who is likely to miss out as he continues his recovery from his operation.

Tickets remain on sale for the Warrenpoint game. They are available by clicking here.

LAST TIME OUT: Glenavon reached the Mid-Ulster Cup final following a 3-0 win over a youthful Warrenpoint Town side at Dollingstown. A Josh Doyle hat-trick saw the Lurgan Blues reach the decider against Loughgall in May.


REFEREE: Chris Morrison

ASSISTANT REFEREES: Ryan Kelsey, Kristian Hanna