Player of the season Peter relishing play-off challenge

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Glenavon’s player of the season says he was delighted to be given the award but believes his team mates have one last push in them for Europe.

Peter Campbell won the club’s official award, while Danny Wallace and Matthew Fitzpatrick shared the supporters’ clubs and stewards awards between them.

“I’m delighted, I wasn’t really expecting it to be honest,” he told Glenavon Media.

“So many of our players have been so good this year, the likes of Fitzy, and Danny Wallace.

“As a player you just want to do the best you can. It’s all about the team and then the individual awards follow after. It’s nice to get them.”

Asked if he was happy with the squad’s seventh placed finish, he said, “We wanted to do better.

“With the squad that we have going up against the full-time teams it’s hard as well because they’re maybe lying at home the day before a match whereas we are out working and training sessions aren’t the same.

“We’ve got the play-off spot that we were looking to get and hopefully we can do the business when it comes to it.”

Glenavon will find out who they will face in the play-offs following Saturday’s cup final between Crusaders and Ballymena United.

A win for the Crues would mean that the Lurgan Blues go straight into the semi-finals and play Glentoran at the Oval, but a Sky Blue victory means Glenavon will have to travel to Coleraine for a quarter final, with the winners of that game then facing the Glens away.

He added, “You have to beat anyone who comes in front of you so once we find out we’ll prepare and give it a go.”

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