Glenavon begin a busy Easter period by heading to Ballymena for tonight’s rearranged final game before the split, looking to strengthen their grip on seventh place and the final playoff spot.
They go into the game unbeaten in their last four matches, winning the last three on the bounce. Carrying their momentum into tonight, they hope to add to the current streak heading into the final five games of the season.
The Lurgan Blues are currently battling for seventh place heading into their final fixtures of the 2022/23 season, sitting just one point ahead of Carrick. They look to break clear of the East Antrim side with a win tonight putting them 4 points clear, and edging them closer to a European playoff spot.
“After sitting down in eighth or ninth over the last number of weeks and things turning sour for us, to come back in the way we have has been brilliant,” Glenavon assistant boss Paul McAreavey said.
“We’re sitting in seventh going into the last game before the split and hopefully we can keep it going.
“The results have been outstanding but you also have to look at the shape of the team and the performances, which have been excellent.
“Hopefully we can keep that going. It gives us a lot of confidence going over the final hurdle of the season.”
Ballymena have advised that they are extending their “Kid for a quid” scheme to Glenavon fans, with U16s able to gain entry to the match for just £1.
Glenavon will have Aaron Prendergast, Jamie Doran and Harry Lynch back following their international call-ups, and will be boosted by the return of Peter Campbell.
Jordan Stewart, who was due to face a fitness test ahead of the original clash with the Sky Blues will still be a doubt ahead of the game
Referee: Lee Tavinder
Assistant Referees: Paul Robinson, Adam Jeffrey
Fourth official: Diarmuid Harrigan