Glenavon are are on the road again this afternoon to face tenth place Newry. Following a   3-2 win over Ballymena, the Lurgan blues hope to extend their unbeaten streak once again.

Both sides have something on the line in this game, with the hosts hoping to secure their safety in next year’s premiership. Glenavon head into the game battling to keep their spot in seventh, opening the doors for a European play-off spot.

Speaking to Glenavon Media following the win over Ballymena, Gary Hamilton looked ahead to the game.

“I wouldn’t say we are comfortable because in football anything can happen,” he told Glenavon Media.

“If you were to lose the next game and they were the win the gap is down to two points, then if Carrick were to beat us it puts them one ahead.

“It can turn very, very quickly. Five points is dangerous one. If it was six it would be slightly different because we have such a good goal difference.

“We have to make sure we get the required points from now on in the season to make sure we get that seventh place. I asked the boys to do that from the start of the Ballymena game and they did that.

“It’s now on to Newry on Saturday and hopefully we’ll get another three points. It’s never easy down there. It wasn’t easy the last time we were down there – we won but it still wasn’t easy.

“They’ve beaten us twice at home as well so we know it will be a difficult game.

“We need to be in the form that we have been in over the last five or six weeks.”

With only three games left in the season, hopes of European football still hang in the balance for Glenavon and with only three games to go, they must maintain their recent form.



Referee: Ben McMaster

Assistant Referees: Kristian Hanna, David Burns

Fourth official: Keith Kennedy