Foley out for the season

New signing Adam Foley has been rocked by the news he won’t play again this season.

The former Glebe North winger was injured in pre-season and a scan revealed he has ruptured his cruciate ligament. That rules him out until the summer but according to his boss, the 23 year-old will get his chance next season.

“We’re gutted because we felt he was the one that would catch everyone’s eye this year,” said manager Gary Hamilton.

“It’s a massive blow for us but all we can do is help Adam with his recovery and get him back for next season. Hopefully he’ll be stronger and better for it but it’s disappointing for him personally.

“He did so well in pre-season and was looking forward to making his mark at Glenavon.”

Mark Farren is one of a few injured players who could return for this weekend’s game.

“Mark did a session before the game last Saturday. There’s a possibility he and Grant Gardiner will be available this weekend. Marc Brown could also be available either this weekend or next.

“Brendan Shannon is still a month away but it’s good to see some of the others coming back in.”

Hamilton is also hoping to have Ciaran Martyn and Eddie McCallion available for selection this weekend after both were substituted in recent weeks.

“Ciaran came off with a tight hamstring on Saturday and he’ll be out for a week at most. Eddie came off the week before and with the four massive games coming up, we could use his experience. Rhys Marshall had done excellently the week before and we had no qualms putting him in against Ards to give Eddie another week to recover.”