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Blues may be in for big shock: Rhys

 

Rhys Marshall
Rhys Marshall

By Steven Beacom

Glenavon ace Rhys Marshall has insisted the Lurgan Blues will relish the opportunity to pull off a major shock away to Linfield today.

The champions will be big favourites to make it six domestic wins in a row in the league encounter but Glenavon have enjoyed some impressive results under Gary Hamilton at Windsor Park and fancy more of the same this afternoon having turned the corner in recent weeks following a poor start to the campaign.

"We have done well at Windsor and enjoy playing on the big pitch there," says Marshall, currently excelling in a central midfield role.

"If you look at Glenavon over the past few years we always play well against the big teams. Sometimes it is the smaller teams we struggle with.

"Linfield are probably the best team in the league but we will be up for it and will go there looking for a positive result. With their run in Europe they haven't played that many league matches so maybe it is a good time to play them."

Linfield are seven points adrift of leaders Crusaders but have three games in hand.

The Crues will be aiming to bounce back from a 4-2 loss at Coleraine when they face Glentoran at Seaview today while the unbeaten Bannsiders are at home to Larne. Third placed Cliftonville go to Ballymena United and Carrick Rangers travel to Dungannon Swifts.

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