After last night’s league match in Portadown, Ballinamallard host Glenavon on Saturday.
It’s a big week for the Ferney Park side looking to pick up points and find the net.
Manager Whitey Anderson knows that Glenavon are going very well at the moment, challenging for a top six position.
“They are a team scoring a lot of goals at the moment,” said Ballinamallard manager Whitey Anderson. We will have to deal with that threat.”
“At the same time we have to be more of a threat at the other end of the park. There are always good games between us and no doubt on Saturday it will be something similar. But they are going well and we must be aware of that.”
Anderson is aware that his backline will have to nullfy the Glenavon attacking threat and with Leon Carters still out injured along with Steve Feeney who pulled a hamstring on Saturday against Strabane, he is likely to slot in Nigel Beacom to the central defensive position, with Chris Crilly holding onto his right back slot.
“At the end of the day it is about scoring goals and we must keep working in training to achieve that,” said Anderson.
“Hopefully our strikers can bag a goal or two in the game and give them confidence to keep on that road for our following games.”
“We must make sure that we keep creating the chances. But it means everyone in the side must take responsibility. Goals aren’t just scored by strikers. Everyone has their part to play, midfielders and defenders. We must see everyone step up to the mark when it comes to scoring goals and winning games,” said the Ballinamallard manager.
Winger Liam Martin is likely to get another start on Saturday after his excellent display against Strabane Athletic in the Irish Cup with Richard Lecky, Andy Crawford and Ryan Campbell looking to get their names on the scoresheet.
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