Glenavon prepare to host Linfield this afternoon, following their dominant victory over Crusaders on Tuesday night.

Speaking to Glenavon Media following the win, Assistant Manager Paul McAreavey said:

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

“For me anybody who finished above Linfield wins the league. They are going to be as solid and as hard as always.

“But we can go in there with no fear. People from the outside looking in will say that Glenavon won’t stand a chance but that’s what we said to the boys before the Crusaders game – people will have though that they would have come to Mourneview and win because of the form they have been in all season.

“We’ve just got to enjoy ourselves. Go and play football. Get the ball down and do what you do in training. Relax, work hard – win your first and second balls, but when you do that relax and play football. Get the ball out wide and get it into the box. We did that in abundance against Crusaders.”

The Glenavon squad remains the same as Tuesday night.



Glenavon’s impressive unbeaten run came to an end on Saturday afternoon as they lost 2-1 to Linfield at Windsor Park.

For the second time in the space of a month the Lurgan Blues saw a lead slip away at the National Stadium, with all three goals coming in the second half as reigning champions Linfield came from behind to secure the victory.

Micheal Glynn gave the visitors the lead on 58 minutes with a fierce left-foot drive, but Linfield hit back 11 minutes later through Daniel Finlayson before former Glenavon striker Robbie McDaid scored the winner in the 86th minute.



Match Sponsor: CDF Financial

Ball Sponsor: Roy McStea

Man of the Match Sponsor: Jack Pringle



REFEREE: Tony Clarke

ASSISTANT REFEREES: Bogdan Sfirloaga, Kristian Hanna