Kyle is making most of his opportunity

Kyle Neill celebrates his goal against Portadown.INPT41-638.
Kyle Neill celebrates his goal against Portadown.INPT41-638.

Glenavon winger Kyle Neill has now hit four goals in four matches.

The 35 year-old had been having a tough time getting into the side as James Singleton and Mark Patton impressed on the left flank.

Now however, he’s back in the team. Manager Gary Hamilton is delighted with Neill’s latest displays, although it’s not easy for him to admit publicly.

“It’s hard for me to come out and say anything good about Kyle because people know he’s a personal friend,” he said.

“Sometimes I probably don’t give him the praise he deserves in a lot of situations. I hear some fans giving Kyle a harder time than any other player most weeks.

“I know sometimes people say he’s only in the team because the manager’s his mate. That’s not the case. Kyle didn’t play for five or six games this season but now he’s come back in and scored four goals in four games.

“He’s such an asset to have at the club. His work-rate and effort is fantastic. You always get 100% out of him. The quality of his delivery is great as well. He’s been brilliant since he came in and thoroughly deserves his place in the team at this moment in time.

“Whenever he was out of the team, he didn’t complain. He kept his head down and kept working hard in training. He never missed a session and came in with the attitude that we want to see.

“Eddie McCallion is the same, as was David Rainey when he was out of the team.

“Kris Lindsay too was exceptional last Friday night. He played really well against Institute and won every header on Friday night. He flicked the ball on for the winning goal too. These things don’t go unnoticed.”

Left-back James Singleton is waiting for a scan to reveal the source of his injury problems.

Hamilton said: “He’ll have to see a specialist about the hernia problem. There’s a potential he will need an operation that would keep him out for six weeks. Hopefully not but we’ll have to get it checked out.”

The William Walker bus for Coleraine leaves Mourneview Park at 1.00pm. There will be a stop on the way home for a meal.

The Triangle Glenavon SC bus leaves Mourneview Park at 12.45pm and Moira at 1.00pm. They will also stop for tea at the Lodge Hotel.

The Victoria GSC bus leaves Mourneview at 12:15pm.