Belfast Telegraph

Gary Hamilton is eager to stun Linfield again

By Graham Luney

Gary Hamilton has challenged his Glenavon players to produce another titanic effort to stun Linfield at Windsor Park today.

David Healy's men are out for revenge after losing the Irish Cup final to the Lurgan Blues in May but the Mourneview Park aces have shown their never say die mentality this season, fighting back from 3-0 down to draw at Ballymena United and then staging another comeback against Cliftonville to triumph 3-2.

"Last week I thought the lads were brilliant from start to finish and they really showed their character, especially when we went 2-1 behind," said Hamilton.

"It would have been easy for the lads' heads to drop but they didn't and in the end we got the win we deserved.

"In the end if we keep on winning games I don't really care how we do it.

"Linfield have signed three quality players with international experience (Sammy Clingan, Roy Carroll and Josh Carson) and it'll be another tough game."

Glenavon skipper Kris Lindsay knows his side must fight off a Linfield revenge mission.

"We have great memories of our last visit there - the Irish Cup final win against the Blues," said the former Linfield ace.

"I'm sure they will be after a bit of revenge."

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