Martyn all set for first game of season

Ciaran Martyn in action against  Shakhtyor Soligorsk.
Ciaran Martyn in action against Shakhtyor Soligorsk.

Ciaran Martyn makes his first appearance of the season for Glenavon in the Mid Ulster Cup semi-final against Dungannon Swifts at Stangmore Park on Tuesday night.

The midfielder has been out of action for almost six months since sustaining an injury in pre-season.

“I’m getting there,” declared Ciaran. “It’s all about match fitness now.”

Ciaran will be given 45 minutes against Dungannon by manager Gary Hamilton.

“It’s good to see him back again after missing so much of the season,” said Gary.

“We will have a strong team out and also include a couple of the younger players like Bobby Burns and Caolan Marron.”

Hamilton will call on goalkeeper James McGrath along with Simon Kelly, Andy McGrory, Mark Patton, Kevin Braniff, Declan O’Brien along with Martyn for this midweek clash.

Kick-off at Stangmore Park is 7.45pm. The winners will meet Armagh City who beat Loughgall last week in the other semi-final tie.