IRISH LEAGUE: Let's have a repeat showing says Glenavon’s Paul Millar

Paul Millar
Paul Millar

Glenavon assistant boss Paul Millar wants another 'five-star' showing at Solitude on Saturday..

The Lurgan Blues produced their best performance of the season last weekend when they hammered in five goals against Ballymena United.

But Millar accepts things will not be so straight forward against Gerard Lyttle's Cliftonville in north Belfast.

“It was a great performance against the league’s in-form team as they had beaten Linfield and Crusaders in their two previous matches," said Millar.

"To be honest, it was the first time this season that we had players playing the their proper positions. Everything clicked against Ballymena. The boys put in a great shift and their work rate was unbelievable.

"The secret is doing that on a consistent basis. We know it will be another difficult job at Solitude, it always is."

The Reds will be without defender Caoimhin Bonner, who was dismissed in the midweek County Antrim Shield defeat at Linfield.

It was Gerard Lyttle's team second defeat on the bounce -- they also lost out at Glentoran last Saturday -- so another setback would severely dent their title winning aspirations.

"I’m disappointed with the two last results,” he said. “Against Linfield, we made three mistakes and were punished for them, but I didn’t think it was a 3-0 game.

“The performance against Glentoran wasn’t acceptable. We had been setting the benchmark really high prior to that game, but our standards dropped well below that."