Gary Hamilton confident of Premiership survival for Glenavon

Glenavon manager Gary Hamilton remains confident that his side can avoid the drop as they prepare to take on Carrick Rangers at Seaview on Tuesday.

The Lurgan Blues, who lie 10th in the table, are four points ahead of the basement club going into the game.

"I have been confident from day one that we will survive and if we work hard, we'll be ok," said Hamilton.

"The most important thing in this league is showing the right effort and commitment and we must do that."

"Our first half display against Lisburn Distillery was unacceptable but we made a few changes at half-time and they paid dividends.

"The boys who came on had a point to prove and they did the business.

"We want to concentrate on our own form, rather than rely on other results, but every game is vital now.

"We must beat Carrick and then kick on for the remaining three games."

Fellow strugglers Dungannon Swifts play Ballymena United at Stangmore Park while Lisburn Distillery aim to move further towards safety at home to Donegal Celtic.

Champions Linfield face Cliftonville, who will hope to recover from Friday night's disappointing defeat by Coleraine.

The Bannsiders entertain struggling Glentoran and Crusaders host Portadown.

Premiership fixtures - Tuesday 10 April - 1500 BST kick-offs

Carrick Rangers v Glenavon

Dungannon Swifts v Ballymena United

1945 BST kick-offs

Coleraine v Glentoran

Crusaders v Portadown

Linfield v Cliftonville

Lisburn Distillery v Donegal Celtic