Marty Quinn is beginning to regard Mourneview Park as a fortress and he wants to keep it that way.
Glenavon are the only unbeaten side at home this season and if the Lurgan Blues can avoid defeat against Dungannon Swifts tomorrow that unbeaten run will stretch to 10 games.
Glentoran goalkeeper Elliott Morris helped keep that run going on Tuesday night with a spectacular own goal but Quinn was more pleased with the character of his men.
“It was pleasing to see us perform for 90 minutes rather than just one half which we were guilty of against Crusaders,” he said.
“Even at 2-0 down on Tuesday the boys responded well and showed character which is encouraging. They battled and fought and that is what any manager wants.
“We bounced back from a 4-0 defeat to Linfield and we did the same again to keep our run going at home. We are the only undefeated team at home in the league at the moment so there is a tremendous incentive for the boys to avoid defeat.”
If Crusaders lose at home to Newry City tomorrow, Glenavon can go joint top of the Carling Premiership with a victory but Quinn isn’t getting carried away with a promising start to the campaign.
“I’m not one for looking at the table and getting excited,” added Quinn. “I wouldn’t say I am surprised at Dungannon’s start to the season as that would not be fair. They set about playing football the right way and Dixie (Robinson) is a good coach who has local boys who work hard.
“There is a great spirit in their dressing room and that is vital. The Swifts have always had good players and we will need to be at our best.”