Boss in striker talks

Gary Hamilton is close to adding another striker to his squad following the departure of David Rainey.

However, while talks with a player are progressing well, the Glenavon manager is prepared to wait to get the right man in.

“I’ve had a good chat with a player and things are looking good, but if that falls through then I am happy to wait until January,” said Gary.

“I am more than pleased with the squad here, it would be nice to have one more for an extra option, but we can be patient to get the right type of player in who will add to the squad.”

Glenavon return to Mournview Park on Saturday for their third league game of the season, this time derby rivals Dungannon Swifts will provide another challenge for the Lurgan Blues.

Barring any injuries from Wednesday’s trip to Warrenpoint, the Lurgan Blues should be able to put out a strong side in a bid to claim three points.

“Since I have been here Dungannon have won at least once at Mourneview Park each season,” added the boss.

“On paper it is a game we should win, but we all know it is all about how and what you do out on the pitch that counts.

“It’s a derby and you have a few former Glenavon players like Andy Coleman and Andy Mitchell out to prove a point.

“We will set the team up the best way we can to get a home win.”