“It’s back to basics” says Hamilton

�Russell Pritchard 8th November 2014 'Danske Bank Premiership game between Glentoran v Glenavon at The Oval, Belfast.'Glenavons goalscorer Gary Hamilton celebrates at Saturdays Game.'�Russell Pritchard / Presseye
�Russell Pritchard 8th November 2014 'Danske Bank Premiership game between Glentoran v Glenavon at The Oval, Belfast.'Glenavons goalscorer Gary Hamilton celebrates at Saturdays Game.'�Russell Pritchard / Presseye

Forget about entertaining football - it’s back to basics says Glenavon boss Gary Hamilton.

The Lurgan Blues may be sitting on 30 points in seventh spot in the Premiership, but in their last six league games they’ve taken just one point from a possible 18.

On Saturday the manager and fans hope they can find that winning formula again at Ferney Park against Ballinamallard.

“We have reached a point where we have to forget about trying to play entertaining football - we have to get back to basics, cut out the mistakes and grind out a win.

“That means we will have to pick a team that we feel can do that and get us out out this poor run of results.”

Glenavon’s record at Ferny Park is pretty good, but that counts for very little when the team is low on confidence.

“Ballinamallard have been able to do something we haven’t and that is be tough to beat at home. We know it will be tough and they will feel this is a great opportunity to cut the gap between the sides.

“We have had bad luck in certain games, but we have also contributed to our own downfall in matches we are expected to win.

“The key to all those defeats has been the result of bad decisions. We have been giving far too many needless free kicks away and also making the wrong choice of pass and it has resulted in us conceding goals.

“But we can get over this with hard work and a real focus to go out and play to the best of our ability.”

n Bus Times: The William Walker and Victoria Supporters Club shared bus will leave Mourneview Park on Saturday at 10.30am.

The Triangle leaves Moira at 12.30pm and Mourneview Park at 1pm.