IRISH LEAGUE: Andy McGrory prepared for Glentoran battle

Andy McGrory
Andy McGrory

Glenavon’s Andy McGrory hit two on Wednesday night as the Lurgan Blues dumped Cliftonville out of the League Cup 3-2 after extra-time.

It was a great result and performance from Gary Hamilton’s Mourneview Park outfit - but McGrory says the win will count for nothing against Glentoran on Saturday afternoon.

“It is always good to score two goals but I don’t care who scores as long as we are through to the next round.

“Hopefully that win kicks us on into the Glentoran game and we can pick up a few results in the league now.

“The Glens game is a very big game. They may be down near the bottom of the league but I don’t think that shows how good they are.

“They are a good footballing side and they can hurt any team in the league when they perform.

“But hopefully we can push on and get another win under our belts,” he added.

And Glenavon assistant manager Paul Millar is also not expecting an easy afternoon against the east Belfast side.

“All the games in the league are big and if you don’t turn up on the day - you lose.

“It is a big game against the Glens but over the last few weeks we have disappointed because we have played Ballymena, Linfield, Crusaders, Cliftonville and Ards.

“And out of all of those matches we lost one in a real tough run of games but we thought we should have got more.

“The Glens will be tough,” he added.