Belfast Telegraph

Friday 24 October 2014

Let's not Mourne away defeat: Quinn

Marty Quinn is well aware of Glenavon's home league record this season.

The Lurgan Blues have clocked up three wins on their travels so far in the Premier League, but have yet to take so much as a point on home soil at Mourneview Park.

Those statistics aren't lost on Quinn, but they are facts that aren't on his agenda prior to his Coleraine side's visit today.

"The least said about Glenavon's home form the better, because you know as soon as you go into it what will happen," said Quinn.

"We had a very entertaining 3-3 draw with them at Mourneview Park last season and they are a team that likes to come out and play a bit.

"Maybe that's to their own downfall and they leave the back door open a bit, but they do have a belief that they will always score more goals than the opposition."

Quinn's side have been similar to that, but all of a sudden they aren't finding the net with the same regularity as before.

"I always said that our problem was with keeping clean sheets and that when we stopped conceding goals we would win matches," said Quinn.

"Now we're not conceding as many as we were, but the goals aren't coming for us."

How the Bannsiders go about scoring goals today is a difficult prospect though.

Jody Tolan is suspended, Stephen Carson injured and Kyle McVey - who is a threat at set-pieces - is also injured.

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