Glenavon take on Coleraine as they look to build upon their recent run of good results.
A win last Saturday against Glentoran backed up a victory over Newry City and a scoreless stalemate against the Oval outfit.
Speaking to Glenavon Media after last week’s win, thanks to goals from Conor McCloskey and Matthew Fitzpatrick, assistant manager Paul McAreavey said he was hoping for “more of the same” this week against the Bannsiders.
“We’ve come out of a really bad time for us all over the last couple of months where we’ve all be questioning ourselves, including the management and the players.
“The performances weren’t good enough and the results weren’t good enough. We’ve been hurting really badly but the last three performances have been absolutely top drawer.
“They say in football that if you get eight players playing well you have a chance of winning a game. I think in the last three games we have had everyone including the subs coming on playing really well.
“It’s a credit to their manager. He’s been through a really tough time and the players have stood up and been counted for him.”
Oran Kearney’s side currently lie in sixth in the Danske Bank Premiership table and were beaten in last week’s League Cup final by Linfield.
The Lurgan Blues have enjoyed a good record over their opponents in recent years, with Coleraine being unable to beat Glenavon in their last eight meetings.
Jordan Stewart remains suspended while Calum Birney, Peter Campbell and Mark Haughey all remain on the injured list.
There is good news on the injury front though, with Mick O’Connor available for selection following that ‘thighquad’ pull.
LAST TIME OUT: Despite having many of the best chances of the game, a wasteful Glenavon side were held 0-0 by Coleraine at Mourneview Park.
Referee: Jamie Robinsn
Assistant Refs: John Doherty, Brian Wilson
Fourth Official: Andrew Davey
Match sponsor: In Memory of MRT
Match ball sponsor: Kuba Creative
Man of the Match: Brownlow House