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Big freeze wearing thin for Glenavon boss Quinn

Marty Quinn

Like most managers, Marty Quinn is desperately waiting for football to start again — but he doesn’t expect it to be tonight.

His Glenavon side is down to host Portadown at Mourneview Park this evening. A lunchtime inspection will determine if the pitch is playable, but Quinn doesn’t expect to get the green light.

“It’s very frustrating. I can’t remember anything like this with such a long time without games,” said Quinn.

“We’re doing all we can to keep the players ticking over, but after a while they will lose their match fitness and nobody wants that happening at this stage of the season.

“We haven’t had a game since the week before Christmas and I don’t see the match against Portadown being on.”

The spate of postponements has prevented Quinn’s new signings Barry Johnston and Hugh Davey from making their debuts, while talks are continuing with another potential signing, Rory Hamill, who played under Quinn previously at Coleraine.

“Rory trained with us on Saturday and we are still talking,” said Quinn.

“Something might be done in a couple of weeks time, certainly there is nothing imminent at this stage.”

Belfast Telegraph