Tough assignment against high flying Glenavon

Whitey Anderson's team face a tough test against the in-form Glenavon

Whitey Anderson’s team face a tough test against the in-form Glenavon

Glenavon moved second in the table on Monday night with their 4-2 victory over Portadown in the Mid Ulster derby.

It makes Ballinamallard’s journey to Mournview Park tonight even tougher.

Ferney Park manager Whitey Anderson said, “Glenavon are on a good run after beating Portadown on Monday evening and shows exactly what they are capable of. They are scoring goals at the minute and that is a big plus for them.”

Striker Gary Bates netted three against the Ports, but according to Anderson they looked strong all over the park.
“From our point of view we’re lookiing to get straight back at it after last Saturday. The players can’t wait. But we need to show that hunger and desire against Glenavon on Friday night.

“Last Saturday is over now and we have to move on. We must keep building for the future. I think we have started to look better in the past few weeks. Our fitness levels and intensity of our game are up and a better quality of play is now coming.

“We will need all of that though on Friday, otherwise Glenavon could cause us serious problems.”

Leon Carters looks set to take his place in the centre of the back line, but definitely missing will be keeper Alvin Rouse, red carded on Saturday.

The side is still waiting on McKenna and Lecky to come back from injury also.

Anderson knows that a win would take his side back to a mid table position, after Portadown losing on Monday.

“The league is so close and I feel if we could put a wee run together then we would be back in the top half of the league. But at the minute we’re taking one game at a time and see where that takes us,” said Anderson


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