Glenavon return to Mourneview Park tomorrow afternoon following a 2-0 win over Dungannon in Stangmore Park.
Glenavon face Crusaders in what will be the first of three fixtures against them in a mere 5 weeks.
Gary certainly wasn’t short of compliments for the boys after Dungannon and hopes they can carry it on into Saturday.
“I thought we were excellent tonight from start to finish.
“They have to take confidence from that and believe in themselves. They’ve shown this year in the majority of games against the top six that they can compete.
“There’s only been a goal away from a win or a draw in. Most games”
Tomorrow sees Birney and Brown available for selection again after having to withdraw from Tuesday night’s fixture. Stafford and Singleton also see their names back in the hat after returning from injury. Andrew Doyle will also see his name back on the list, having stepped up in place of Calum Birney on Tuesday after already being ruled out beforehand.
Unfortunately, Jack O’Mahony will remain unavailable through injury for the next 6 weeks after hurting his ankle ligaments in the game against Linfield. McCloskey, Haughey and Doran still remain unavailable.
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LAST TIME OUT
Glenavon suffered a 6-1 hammering at the hands of Crusaders back in April.
An early goal from Fitzpatrick was cancelled out by Lowry 10 minutes later. It was then followed by a barrage of goals, with 2 in quick succession from Jamie McGonigle to seal the deal for the Crues.
The defeat saw Glenavon’s hopes of top six be taken out of their hands, requiring results elsewhere in the league to fall in their favour.
Referee: Evan Boyce
Assistant Referees: Kristian Hanna, John Doherty
Fourth Official: Keith Kennedy
Match Sponsor: William Walker Glenavon Supporters Club
Ball Sponsor: Paul Greenfield
Man of the Match Sponsor: Barry Craig and Ethna Ferran