Gary Hamilton hopes Glenavon’s luck changes

Glenavon player/manager Gary Hamilton
Glenavon player/manager Gary Hamilton

Player/manager Gary Hamilton hopes Glenavon’s luck changes soon as far as their fixture pile-up is concerned.

The Lurgan Blues were left frustrated once again on Tuesday as their Premiership clash with Warrenpoint Town was once again postponed.

An afternoon pitch inspection ruled Milltown unplayable.

It has left Glenavon with no less than four outstanding games to squeeze into their schedule.

Next up is Saturday’s Mid-Ulster derby with Portadown, followed by an Irish Cup sixth round tie with Ballinamallard United 48 hours later.

“My concern is that having to play so many games, that we will pick up injuries and suspensions. And we don’t have the squad to cope with that,” Hamilton said.

“We are two points behind Ballymena in the league and have three games in hand. There is a big incentive there to get into the top six, and we have to make the games in hand count.

“Hopefully we can get a game soon and kick on from there. This stop-start problem at present isn’t helping our cause.

“We had a good win against Ards last week and we wanted to kick on. Then our cup game against Ballinamallard was postponed at the weekend, and now tonight’s game with Warrenpoint. It’s not ideal, but we can’t do anything about the weather. Hopefully things turn for us soon.

“It is difficult for part-time footballers to play on a Saturday and then again on a Monday. That does nothing for the quality of the game as players are tired and fatigued.”