Glenavon squad for Euro tie

First leg on Thursday night
First leg on Thursday night

Glenavon manager Gary Hamilton has arrived in Iceland ahead of the squad as the Lurgan Blues focus on their Europa League tie against FH Hafnarfjordur on Thursday night.

The boss is delighted at the application of his players in their two warm-up games.

“We had a good work on Saturday at Knockbreda,” said Gary. “The back four were solid, with Kyle Neill and new signing Conor Dillon really showing up well. Up front we also looked in good shape and I was really pleased with the performance of Eoin Brady. We asked him to play out of his normal position on the flank and he was superb. He worked up and down the line and was a always a threat when going forward.

“Guy Bates has three goals in two games and hopefully he can cause our opponents plenty of problems on Thursday night.”

Hafnarfjordur are flying high at the top of the Premier League and after ten games remain unbeaten.

On Friday night two goals from striker A. Gudnason gave them a 2-1 home win over Valur, the winner coming in added time.

The 18 strong Glenavon squad boarding the plane tomorrow includes:

Alan Blayney, James McGrath, Kyle Neill, Eddie McCallion, Kris Lindsay, Conor Dillon, Jordan Dane, Shane McCabe, Sammy McIlveen, Andy McGrory, Mark Sykes, Andrew Hoey, Eoin Bradley, Guy Bates, Rhys Marshall, David Rainey, Kevin Braniff and Gary Hamilton.