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WILL GRIGG JOINS WIGAN ATHLETIC

14 July 2015

Will Grigg joins Wigan Athletic from Brentford.

  • Will Grigg joins Wigan Athletic from Brentford.
  • Will Grigg becomes Gary Caldwell’s 8th summer signing.
  • “He’s a goalscorer, that’s why we’ve signed him” – Gary Caldwell.
Wigan Athletic have signed Northern Ireland international striker Will Grigg from Brentford for an undisclosed fee.

The 24 year old has passed a medical at the DW Stadium and has put pen to paper on a three year deal with Latics, to the delight of manager Gary Caldwell.

“Will is the one we were after, he’s a goalscorer, that’s what he does and why we’ve signed him,” he said, “there were other clubs in the chase, including from the Championship, but he’s chosen to come to and we are very happy about it.

“He’s a proven goalscorer at League One level, and had a superb season last year on loan with MK Dons so he knows this division and is a real quality addition.

“The squad is beginning to take shape now and there is a great atmosphere in the camp, the addition of Will and Craig Davies last week has added to that because these are players with a track record for scoring.”

Solihull born Grigg began his professional career at Walsall, having signed from non-league Stratford Town in the summer of 2008.

The striker made his debut in the first team by December 2008, and in a five year spell with the Saddlers, he scored  27 goals in 63 league starts and 99 league appearances in total.

In 2013, Grigg made his move away from the Banks’s Stadium to sign for Brentford, the fee being set by a tribunal.

He scored four in 16 starts for the Bees, but found first team football hard to come by, sparking a move to MK Dons last term.

Grigg shone in Sky Bet League One in 2014-15, scoring 20 goals in 31 starts for MK Dons, as well as grabbing a brace at the Stadium MK in their famous 4-0 victory against Manchester United in the Capital One Cup.

The striker becomes Gary Caldwell’s eighth summer signing alongside David Perkins, Richard O’Donnell, Craig Morgan, Donervon Daniels, Max Power, Sanmi Odelusi and Craig Davies.


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