Glenavon make the trip to Seaview to face Crusaders in their first meeting of the league campaign.

The travelling team go into the game after a convincing win over Dungannon Swifts, followed by a disappointing exit from the League Cup, in a hard fought fixture against Loughgall.

In an interview with Glenavon Media following the game on Tuesday night, Gary said:

“I heard David Jeffrey say the other week that it is getting more difficult and more difficult for teams like ourselves against the full-time teams.

“But this season we have competed against two of the better teams this year at better teams at Mourneview. [Against Larne we were beaten by] a 96th minute penalty that we all saw was never a penalty, and we were down to nine men.

“We also played Cliftonville who are flying as well. And again, it was a free kick in the 85th minute. Joel Taggart highlighted on his show that it wasn’t a free kick. In both of those games we could have come out of them with the results and we actually performed well in both games.

“If the boys are on their game like they were on Saturday, then we can compete with most teams in this league and hopefully we go to Seaview and give a performance.

“We can take confidence from last Saturday’s performance and hopefully we can take something from the game.”

The 4th place hosts head into the game after a 0-0 draw with rivals Cliftonville last Friday night.


Glenavon will be without a few key players through injury. Haughey, O’Connor, A Doyle and Glynn will see their names missing from the team sheet.


Referee: Ross Dunlop

Assistant Referees: Bogdan Sfirloaga, Victoria Finlay

Fourth Official: Raymond Crangle