Hamilton hoping for some home comfort

Gary Hamilton.

Gary Hamilton.

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Glenavon manager Gary Hamilton is calling on his players to maximise home advantage this weekend and put an end to a run of poor results against Coleraine.

The Lurgan Blues picked up a first point of the Dankse Bank Premiership campaign at Mourneview Park in the recent scoreless draw with Glentoran.

That reward arrived following defeats to Cliftonville and defending champions Crusaders on home soil - in contrast to a maximum return on the road against Ballymena United and Warrenpoint Town.

Hamilton is keen to move forward and build on the point picked up against Glentoran plus turn the tables on past disappointments against Coleraine.

“Since I have been manager here, Coleraine, for some reason, seem a bogey side for us,” said Hamilton. “We have struggled in the past against Coleraine and also Dungannon Swifts but it is hard to pinpoint why that is the case.

“However, we must continue to push on from the positive performances in recent weeks.

“Aside from our display on the opening day against Cliftonville, I have been pleased with so many aspects of our play this season.

“Results will come if we continue with the same commitment and energy on display across the past few weeks.

“It was good to get that first home point on the board against Glentoran but we were disappointed overall with the draw based on our performance.”

Kick-off on Saturday will be 3 o’clock. Glenavon also face Annagh United on Tuesday at Mourneview Park in the League Cup from 7.45.