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30 September 2015

Grigg admits disappointment in draw, but delighted to make goal scoring return.

  • Grigg discusses goal scoring return in 2-2 draw with Millwall.
  • Striker missed Fleetwood win and Oldham draw with elbow injury.
  • Grigg hoping for start on Saturday against former club Walsall.
Speaking to Latics PlayerHD following Latics’ 2-2 draw with Millwall at the DW Stadium on Tuesday evening, equalising goal scorer Will Grigg was delighted to make a goal scoring return from injury, but admitted the team were disappointed not to have capitalised on taking the lead.

The 24-year-old began by describing his stoppage time equaliser and return to action following elbow ligament damage.

“It was a dramatic end to the game, it’s a good ball into the box from Tim (Chow) and Crackers (Michael Jacobs) was really brave to go in with the keeper.

“It fell nicely for me and I managed to swivel and get enough behind it to beat the defenders on the line.

“It’s good to come back into the team and get a goal, it’s been a frustrating few weeks having torn a ligament in my arm at Port Vale.

“It’s nice to get a goal from open play, but I’ll take them however they come. It’s nice to get my first goal from open play here and nice for it to be the equaliser, but even later than that we thought we could have nicked all three points.”

Grigg continued, focussing on Latics’ overall performance:

“We’re disappointed that we didn’t take all three points, especially when you consider how we dominated the first half.

“We ran the show in the first half and got into some great positions, but it was just that final ball or final shot that wasn’t quite coming off.

“To get the goal early on in the second half we should have been in the driving position, but we conceded two soft goals that we’re disappointed with.

“The lads showed great character once again to pull it back.”

Grigg’s return came after missing out on the victory over Fleetwood Town at the DW Stadium and last weekend’s 1-1 draw at Oldham Athletic, with the forward now determined to make a full return against his former club Walsall this coming Saturday.

“I feel okay, but every now and then if I land on it or get a pull on it, it’s quite painful.  I’ve been training and I’m physically as fit as always, but it’s just taken time to mend and hopefully I’ll be back fully for Saturday.

“With it being an arm injury I’ve been able to keep on top of my running, and now I’m just raring to get back properly now, starting with Walsall on Saturday.

“They’re flying at the moment, they’ve got a good bunch of lads, a good set up under their manager Dean Smith and we know it’s going to be a tough game.

“The boys are looking forward to it and I think it’s a game which will suit us.  They’ll try to pass the ball around and play the same style as ourselves, so it should be a good game to play in.”

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