No fear of Windsor

Gary Hamilton - likely to start against Linfield on Saturday.
Gary Hamilton - likely to start against Linfield on Saturday.

Going to Windsor Park should hold no fears for Glenavon says coach Nigel Law.

With manager Gary Hamilton returning from a short break on Thursday, Law has been looking ahead to Saturday’s league game with optimism.

“We are unbeaten on the road this season although we will be tested to the limits on Saturday,” said Nigel.

“However, this may be a good time to meet Linfield as they are a team going through a transition period both on and off the pitch.

“With work still going on at the ground it will be a very different Windsor Park from what we have been used to and I feel it will be less intimidating.

“Linfield are one of the title favourites and the pressure is all on them to win at home.

“Maybe because of those factors we may be able to catch them out. Our record down there is pretty good and while we might not have always got the rub of the green or the results our performances merited we should have no fears of playing Linfield.

“We will discuss what way we will approach the game at training on Thursday night. The manager likes to play to our strengths, that means we are an offensive team but we can change that if and when we have too.

“We will see a few changes from the team that lost to Portadown. William Murphy, Andy McGrory and James Singleton are fit again but Rhys Marshall is out with a back problem, while Eoin Bradley is another doubt and did not train this week.

“On the plus side Paddy McNally will make his debut in the centre of defence which will be a key area on Saturday. We can score goals - the problem is keeping a clean sheet.

“Without giving too much away our tactical approach to the game will be determined by the team we put out.”

It could be a day when set-pieces prove crucial and Glenavon have the players who on their day can exploit these situations.