Glenavon make the trip to North Belfast where they meet fourth place Crusaders at Seaview in what is only the second league meeting of the two this season.

The Lurgan side head into the game off the back of a comfortable 3-1 win at home to Dungannon Swifts.

Although the first half left Glenavon fans sitting back in their seats, three successive goals in the second half put Glenavon ahead, earning them their first three points of 2022.

“We just want to keep getting results. A month ago we were sitting in 7th place and Ballymena kicked on 8 points clear of us, now 5.

“You have to concentrate on yourself and keep trying to get points and as many wins on the board as you can and see where that takes you.

“The boys have to take confidence – even from the game on Saturday against Linfield, because I thought they were good on Saturday – and bring that into Crusaders on Saturday and see where it takes us.”

Crusaders are a team in good form so far this year, winning 3 out of 5 of their games and drawing one. Glenavon on the other hand have had a slower start to the season, registering one win and one draw in 4 games so far, however they look to carry on following their recent win against Dungannon Swifts on Tuesday.


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Glenavon will see a full squad travel to Seaview, although there are some doubts about Sean Ward, who may miss out on selection through illness.  



The last time these two teams met in the league, a late goal from Matthew Fitzpatrick saw Glenavon defeat 10-man Crusaders at home at the start of the month.

The late goal wasn’t the only drama as Evan Boyce mistakenly sent Robert Weir off in the 70th minute, allowing Glenavon to take advantage and bag a winning goal.

A late equaliser scared the Lurgan support after Heatley’s effort on goal trickled past the post.



Referee: Tony Clarke

Assistant Referees: Gareth Eakin, John Doherty

Fourth Official: Christopher Morrison