FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW: Glenavon v Dungannon Swifts

FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW: Glenavon v Dungannon Swifts
Michael Scott

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Michael Scott

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Glenavon need just a point from Saturday's game against Dungannon Swifts to book their place in the Europa Conference League play-offs.

And they'll have the backing of the Mourneview faithful to help them get over the line! Around 500 spectators are expected to be in Lurgan for the final league game of the season.

Some of them have already experienced a return to football, having witnessed one of the best games of the season at Taylor's Avenue on Tuesday night when Glenavon fought back from 2-0 down to defeat Carrick Rangers 6-3.

So, can Glenavon do it? Here's five things you need to know ahead of the game, which kicks off at the later time of 5.30pm.

  1. Dungannon Swifts come into the game having won just one of their last 14 games – the 2-1 Irish Cup victory over Glenavon. They have lost all but one of the other thirteen games in that sequence, a 1-1 draw away to Carrick Rangers being the exception.
  2. Glenavon are seeking to win a fourth game in a row for the first time since 2019, when they defeated Linfield, Dungannon Swifts, Newry City and Crusaders.
  3. The Lurgan Blues go into the game on 61 points, which is more points than either Crusaders or Cliftonville in the top half of the table.
  4. Only Linfield (81) have scored more goals than Glenavon (71) this season in the Premiership.
  5. Andy Hall's hat-trick on Saturday moves him to eight goals for the season – the most he has ever scored in a year. He's also done it in 17 games, the second fewest he has played for the club (he played just 12 games in 2019/20).

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