Forward talks training and strike partnerships in catch up with LaticsPlayerHD.
- Signing from Brentford discusses pre-season training.
- Grigg believes there were positive signs of a partnership with Craig Davies at Partick Thistle.
- 24-year-old set to feature against Dundee.
New Latics frontman Will Grigg has settled in well to life with the club and is now keen to get match minutes under his belt in the fixtures with Dundee and Blackburn Rovers prior to the club’s season opener at Coventry City on Saturday 8th August.
Grigg, who was signed for an undisclosed fee from Brentford prior to Latics’ first pre-season game with Altrincham, has featured from the bench against Southport and Partick Thistle and now he’s keen to get major time on the pitch in the final two pre-season games.
“I was a little bit rusty at times [against Partick] but I got in some good positions and probably could have had two or three goals in the end but it was nice to get on the field and play,” the Solihull-born striker explained to LaticsPlayerHD.
“I’m hoping to have a big involvement on Friday so I’ll get some good minutes there and then, with the sessions we’ve had, I hope to be bang at it against Blackburn.”
There was a brief glimpse of the future during the 1-1 draw at the Firhill Stadium as Grigg linked up with Craig Davies on the pitch for the first time.
And the former Walsall and MK Dons man believes there’s potential for a successful partnership with the Wales international.
“I think myself and Craig Davies will work well together; obviously he’s a big lad and can get hold of the ball whilst I’m a player who looks to get in behind so we could complement each other quite well,” he added.
“We’ve been linking up quite well in training too so it might be one for the future.”
Training itself has been high tempo and full of quality as Gary Caldwell runs the rule over his squad ahead of his first team selection in August and Grigg has enjoyed his first week with the group up in Scotland, staying in the picturesque St. Andrews.
“It’s been really good so far,” Grigg said. “It’s a good bunch of lads and that’s made it easier for me, especially with the staff, so I’m enjoying it.
“We’ve just missed the golf but the setup is still here and the hotel provides a great atmosphere so it’s a lovely place to be.
“The training has been tough; we had a tough session on Wednesday and another one on Thursday morning before going again in the evening but it’s been a lot of ball work and that’s what we want to do.
“The manager wants us to play, get the ball down and create opportunities in that manner and that’s good because most teams and most players want to do it that way also. We’re working hard to try and play some good attacking football.”
Watch the full interview with Will Grigg on LaticsPlayerHD here.