For many managers the task of preparing a squad for a midweek match can often be a bit of a pain - but for Glenavon it is something of a godsend.
Tonight's clash with Dungannon Swifts in the Mid-Ulster Cup quarter-finals is not just a chance for some parochial bragging rights, but the opportunity to give some of Glenavon's glittering array of talent some much-needed game time.
James Singleton has returned from his horror leg injury and Lurgan Blues assistant boss Paul Millar said: "He had been busting to get back and had a yarn with us to say that he was disappointed he wasn't playing and said that he thought that he should and Gary (Hamilton) just told him the truth, 'get a good month's training in and see what you're like at the end of October'.
"We had a right good up-front chat with him and now he gets his chance a week before the end of the month and he was excellent on Saturday."
Tonight's Mid-Ulster Cup quarter-finals (7.45pm): Armagh City v Lurgan Celtic, Glenavon v Dungannon Swifts, Loughgall v Annagh Utd, Warrenpoint Town v Rathfriland Rangers.