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Gary Hamilton to shuffle Glenavon pack for Mid-Ulster Cup semi-final with bans in effect

By Adam McKendry

Published 29/11/2016

Glenavon manager Gary Hamilton
Glenavon manager Gary Hamilton

Glenavon will be without James Singleton for their Mid-Ulster Cup semi-final at home to Warrenpoint Town due to the defender's suspension carrying over from the weekend.

Singleton, 21, was due to serve a one-match suspension against Ballinamallard at the weekend, but due to the game being postponed, it means the ban carries across to tonight's semi-final clash at Mourneview Park.

He'll be joined on the sidelines by Mark Sykes, who picked up a fifth yellow card of the season in the Lurgan Blues' League Cup win over Cliftonville and must miss the game.

Warrenpoint will also have to deal with two suspensions of their own.

Former Glenavon man Liam Bagnall is sidelined for two matches after his sending off in the League Cup against Ballymena United.

Liam McKenna is in the same boat as Singleton, having to serve a one-match ban tonight that was due to be completed on Saturday, only for Warrenpoint's trip to Ballyclare to be postponed due to a frozen pitch.

It's likely that Glenavon manager Gary Hamilton will use tonight's game to rotate his squad, particularly with the league visit of Dungannon Swifts on Friday night in the back of his mind.

The other semi-final is an all-Championship affair with Armagh City hosting Loughgall, with both games kicking-off at 7:45pm.

The two sides are both on 15 points in the Championship, with Loughgall winning 3-1 in the league meeting between the two sides at the start of September.

Mid-Ulster Cup semi-final (7.45pm): Glenavon v Warrenpoint Town; Armagh City v Loughgall.

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