There will be a pitch inspection at 9:30 am on Saturday.
Glenavon host Dungannon Swifts in Saturday’s Danske Bank Premiership fixture (k.o. 3:00 pm) having already reached last season’s final points total with nine games still to play. Gary Hamilton already knows his preferred team for Monday night’s Irish Cup Quarter Final tie with Glentoran and Saturday’s team will no doubt reflect that thinking but he’s confident in the strength of his squad. “We have to make the cup game top priority. It means so much to the players, the club and the fans and we will give it our best shot to try and get within 90 minutes of the final,” Gary told the Lurgan Mail this week.
“We can’t ask a number of players to compete in two games over three days, it is not physically possible for them to do that. The postponements have put us in this situation. Dungannon have picked up some excellent results this season but whatever team we put out the target remains another three points.”
Speaking after Tuesday’s game against Warrenpoint, Glenavon Coach Nigel Law said “We’re expecting a very tough game. Dungannon are really well organized. We’ve seen them quite a lot and we’ve usually struggled early on in games against them. I think we’ve gone behind the last six times we’ve played them; we’ve turned games around; we haven’t turned games around. It’s going to be a real battle. We’re playing a lot of games compared to other teams at the minute so we have to try and rotate and keep players fresh. Hopefully our desire and the motivation of what it would mean for us to win will see us through on Saturday.”
Matt Hazley starts a two game ban for the Swifts but Glenavon’s Jordan Dane is available after being suspended for Tuesday’s win against Warrenpoint Town.
In the last five league games Glenavon have won three, drawn one and lost one picking up 10 points out of a possible 15. Darren Murphy’s side have won just twice in the last five in the league losing three but they won last time they came to Mourneview in an impressive 3-1 victory back in November.
Some players shirts are still available to sponsor
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There are still a few Club 301 tickets remaining ahead of the last draw of this season which will be made on Saturday 15th March at our home game with Coleraine. Tickets are available at ‘Bluezone’ in Mourneview Park or from any Club Director.
|Match Sponsor||Ball Sponsor||Man of the Match Sponsor|
|Crosby Enterprises, Belfast||Wade Training||Mace (Waringstown)|
|Referee||Assistant 1||Assistant 2||4th Official|
|Raymond Hetherington||Roy Beacom||Jonny Thompson||Damien Basketfield|