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15 July 2015

Latest addition tells LaticsPlayerHD of his hopes for the new campaign after signing from Brentford.

  • Eighth summer signing hoping for third 20-goal season in the third tier.
  • 24-year-old believes he has multiple attributes which can benefit Gary Caldwell’s side.
  • Grigg: “As soon as I learned of the interest, I pushed for a move.”
Wigan Athletic’s latest signing Will Grigg spoke to LaticsPlayerHD exclusively after completing his move to the DW Stadium, and you can watch the full interview with the striker for free by following this freeview link for the club’s new online channel.

Grigg spoke of his delight at completing the move and how he expects a tough Sky Bet League One to make it difficult for Latics, though he does feel he’s in a perfect place to add to his tally of 22 goals last season.

“It’s great to be here,” the Northern Ireland international said. “It all happened quite fast because as soon as I found out of Wigan Athletic’s interest then I pushed for it to go through.

“I’ve had a few successful years in League One so hopefully we can have another one like that. I really enjoyed last season, it was my best goal-scoring return so hopefully I can repeat that this year.

“It’s tough in League One; it’s no easier than the Championship, there are some good sides in the league, it will be a challenge and a good physical test with some sides who I thought got it down last season and played some good stuff”

Grigg already knows a couple of the Wigan Athletic playing squad through previous connections and he’s already settling into life at the DW Stadium under boss Gary Caldwell.

“I know Billy Mckay through Northern Ireland and Richard O’Donnell through mutual friends at Walsall, I met up with the lads earlier and they’re a good group,” he continued.

“It could be an exciting season, that’s the vibe I got straight away and I think some of the new signings have helped that. We’ve got a great squad at the moment and hopefully it could be a really strong one.

“I haven’t played here before but it’s a quality stadium, quality training ground and I think everything about the club is brilliant so it’s nice to be involved with.”

As for his own game, Grigg believes he has the attributes to give Caldwell multiple striking options.

“I’m a goal-scorer first and foremost; I like to think I’ve got a bit of everything, I like to stretch teams and work in behind but also I like to link the play up and play nice interchanges too.

“I think we’ll get a variety of styles but I don’t like to label myself as one type of player, I like to think I’ve got quite a lot of attributes.”

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