Glenavon get set to host newly promoted Newry City in their second home fixture of the league campaign. 

Following a successful away trip, overcoming Coleraine on Saturday, the Lurgan Blues hope to extend their run of form to tonight. 

The 2021-22 Championship winners are yet to open their win account for the premiership this season, but have come close to getting points through Crusaders and Linfield.

Speaking to Gary Hamilton after the game, he highlighted the importance of keeping their standards high. 

“There’s not much point coming to a place like Coleraine and winning by two clear goals and come Tuesday night, where we play a team that I classify as a bottom six team along with ourselves, and not produce as we haven’t been good enough at home against fellow bottom six teams in our first match in recent seasons,” he said.

“I told the players that they can’t come to Coleraine and produce that performance and then drop our standards.

“We need to keep our standards at that, keep our energy at that, our pressing, our physicality and winning battles – that’s the basics of football.

“The only way you can’t do that if your attitude isn’t right or you’re not in the right frame of mind.

“If we do that, I’ve no doubt that we will get results any team this year.

“We proved it against Larne with nine men last week and were beat with the last kick of the game, the first-half was shocking against Ballymena but we were outstanding in the second-half and we were outstanding against Coleraine.”

He added, “I watched the Newry game last Sunday against Linfield and I thought they were really good.

“When they can play like that against Linfield, they can play like that against ourselves.

“I thought they could have got something against Linfield if they took their chances at the right time.”

The visitors return to the premiership following their relegation in the 2018-19 season, after they spent a year in the top flight. Glenavon faced Newry City a total of three times that season, winning all three games. 

They met once again following, Newry’s relegation, in the 2019 League Cup last sixteen round, where underdogs Newry overcame the hosts Glenavon 3-2 through a last minute goal from John McGovern. 



3 players will be ruled out due to suspension. Eoin Bradley, Andrew Doyle and Jack Malone

Calum Birney makes his return to the squad following his 1-match ban.

Andy Hall and Michael O’Connor remain unavailable for selection tonight.


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Referee: Steven Gregg 

Assistant Referees: Kristian Hanna, Gavin Hegarty

Fourth Official: Mark Milligan