Glenavon boss Gary Hamilton believes Saturday’s clash against Dungannon Swifts at Mourneview Park is the proverbial ‘six pointer’.
Only two points separate the teams in the Premier League table – both are hovering ominously above the basement battlers Lisburn Distillery and Donegal Celtic.
“Victory would take us above Dungannon – that’s what we’ll be looking to do,” said Hamilton.
“We lost narrowly to them (2-1) at their place a few weeks back, so we want to balance that.
“More importantly, it is important to end a losing rut we are currently in.
“We have not won a league game since mid December when we beat Ballymena convincingly, so that must be addressed.
“We know it is important to start winning league games and picking up points.
“It really is as simple as that and I believe we have the players here to get the job done.”
Hamilton this week added teenage striker Denver Taggart to his squad – he was snapped up from Paul Kirk’s Lisburn Rangers.
The 18 year old has bagged five goals in 13 games for Rangers.
“We have been watching him,” adds Hamilton.
“He’ll not be considered for the first team just yet – he has a lot of developing ahead of him.
“We’ll ease him in and see how he gets on.”
Hamilton admitted he was disappointed to lose out on Portadown midfielder Jamie Tomelty, who joined Coleraine earlier in the transfer window.
“We just couldn’t afford his terms . . . that’s the way it is,” he added.