Rhys pens new three year deal with Glenavon

Rhys Marshall who has agreed a new deal with Glenavon.
Rhys Marshall who has agreed a new deal with Glenavon.

Glenavon go into Saturday’s crunch clash with Linfield boosted with the news Rhys Marshall has agreed a three year extension to his contract.

“We are delighted Rhys has penned a new deal, but we want him and James Singleton to play across the water,” said manager Gary Hamilton.

“While it is nice to have them here, long term I want them to get a move into full time football.”

The decision to opt for Ballymena Showgrounds by Linfield does not bother the Lurgan Blues at all, but Hamilton is surprised.

Windsor Park is unavailable because of structural damage to the West Stand.

“If I had been in Linfield’s shoes I would have brought the game to Mourneview Park,” said Gary.

“Forget about home advantage, I think it is the best pitch for the game. Outside of Windsor Park and Ballinamallard our pitch is superb.

“However, we have no problem going to Ballymena. It is an away game anyway so we will just focus on the game and the opposition.”

Only two weeks ago Glenavon dashed Linfield’s title hopes with a 1-0 win in Lurgan.

“Linfield will want revenge,” added Hamilton. They are pushing for second spot, but if we put in another solid performance then we have a chance.”

Glenavon fans have been allocated the home stand and should follow signs for the Eco Centre to gain access to that area.