Portadown boss Ronnie McFall is demanding ‘the same again’ when his team face Glentoran at Shamrock Park on Saturday.
The Ports responded in a positive manner, taking three points from their visit to Ballinamallard United on Friday night, following their home defeat by Cliftonville.
McFall admits matches between the teams are usually ‘feisty’ affairs and he expecting something similar.
“There is usually a bit of spice when the team meet. They are always keenly contested,” he said.
“We were reduced the nine men that last time the Glens came to our place.
It’s tough enough with 11 players, but it was asking a lot with nine.
“It’s about time we started picking up home points.
“I wasn’t happy with our last home game – a 3-1 defeat by Cliftonville.
“Although we bounced back to win at Ballinamallard, it’s about time we took advantage of playing at home.
“It was good to get the win at Ballinamallard, which is a notoriously difficult venue.”
“But we have got to build on that result and keep on winning games,” he added.
McFall, meanwhile, turned down a late transfer request from striker Richard Lecky.
Although Coleraine, Ballinamallard United and Dungannon Swifts all declared an interest in the giant striker, McFall insisted he was ‘going nowhere’.
“We are not prepared to release Richard in January,” he added.
“We made it clear we are not going to be considering any offers in this window.
“Clubs can discuss deals directly with Richard, given the fact that he is within the final six months of his contract, but he is still our player.”