The departure of Gary Twigg to Coleraine opens an opportunity for someone else to step in and show what they can do, says Portadown manager Pat McGibbon.
“I am not surprised Gary decided to move closer to home by joining Coleraine,” said Pat.
“Obviously it is difficult when you lose a goalscorer, but every club is looking for a striker that can score 30 plus goals. I have already told the boys that I want to see more of a spread of goals across the team and not be relying on one or two players to hit the net.
“With Gary away it also means it gives someone elsean an opportunity.
“What we need more than anything else is a group of players who hard for each other and galvanise as a unit. When you get that throughtout the team it is amazing what that can achieve.
“I also want competition for places, that was something we didn’t have last season.”
Portadown play Newry City at 3.00pm on Saturday as part of Open Day and on Tuesday night split squads will see games against H&W Welders at home and away to AFC Silverwood.