Tighter defence is needed says boss

Gary Hamilton
Gary Hamilton

After conceding eight goals in a week Glenavon manager Gary Hamilton admits a tighter defence is required.

Dungannon Swifts are the visitors to Mourneview Park on Saturday and Hamilton would dearly love to keep a clean sheet. Over the past few seasons Dungannon have proved a difficult team to beat - both home and away.

“We have never had it easy against them in recent years and being a derby game they will be up for it,” said the Glenavon player manager.

“However, we won’t dwell on the past, we will focus on getting three points on Saturday. We approach all games like that, even last week we went to Windsor Park with the aim of getting a victory.

“The one area we wanted to improve on this season was in defence and in the early part of the season we managed to achieve three clean sheets out of four games. But we have let eight in over the past seven days and of those I reckon only three of them were decent goals while the rest could have been prevented.

“Overall our performance levels have been good. The only game we didn’t play well in was against Cliftonville on the opening day of the season.

“At the other end of the pitch we are creating and scoring goals and if we can keep up the high work rate then the results will come.”

Glenavon’s game at Ballinamallard scheduled for October 10 will now be played on Wednesday, October 7, 8.00pm.

The reason for the rescheduling is because Glenavon duo James Singleton and Joel Cooper are in the NI U21 squad.