Top six remains big target for Glenavon boss Hamilton

Glenavon manager Gary Hamilton
Glenavon manager Gary Hamilton

Gary Hamilton believes the top six should remain a genuine target for Glenavon this season.

The Lurgan Blues sit seventh in the Danske Bank Premiership as the split fast approaches.

They can climb into the top half of the table on Tuesday if they can earn victory against Warrenpoint Town.

Glenavon travel to Stangmore Park hoping to claim the three points which would see them usurp Ballymena United in sixth spot.

“We finished ninth in the table last season, and we have always said that we want to improve on that,” Hamilton said.

“That means trying to finish eighth or higher. Obviously, we want to finish as high as we can, and the top six has to be a target for us. We are two points behind Ballymena and we have two games in hand.

“We have to make sure we pick up points in those games. So that is the aim from now to the split, to try and pick up as many points as we can.

“If that gets us into the top six then that will be a great achievement. But there is a lot of hard work to be done.”

Glenavon have plenty to play for in the weeks ahead, having also booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Irish Cup with Saturday’s 3-0 win over Ballinamallard United.

“It is great having so much to play for at this stage of the season,” Hamilton added.

“But we will just approach one game at a time and see where it takes us.”

Meanwhile, Ballymena United and Queen’s University will play their Irish Cup semi-final at the Oval on April 5.