No letting up says boss

Gary Hamilton.
Gary Hamilton.

Even though the pressure is off beating Ballymena on Saturday manager Gary Hamilton still wants Glenavon to come away with a victory.

“It is nice going into the game knowing we have pipped them for the top six, but I don’t want us to relax at all,” said Hamilton.

“We have a great chance to pick up more points and try and finish as high as possible. If we play our A game at Ballymena we can win three points.

“The Irish Cup semi-final tie with Crusaders is the most important match for the club in some time, but that does not mean we take our focus of the league games. We have a great team spirit among the squad at present and it all comes from everyone getting on and helping each other.

“It’s great to see everyone get together after the games. As a full-time pro you are with your colleagues every day, but part-time players don’t have that luxury so it is vital to build relationships as much as possible.

“If you are together off the pitch then you are together on the field and players can help others out when they are having an off day. It makes a big difference when everyone gets on and it has helped us this season.”