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WILL GRIGG ON COLCHESTER UNITED DRAW

12 March 2016

Striker admits Latics need to be better in final ten games of the Sky Bet League One campaign after rescuing point at Colchester.

  • Will Grigg: “Today wasn’t good enough.”
  • 24-year-old feels Latics were good in the first-half but sloppy in the second.
  • “A few home truths have been told, but it’s wakeup call and we’ll bounce back,” says Grigg.
Wigan Athletic striker Will Grigg admits Latics’ performance wasn’t good enough in the second-half of their 3-3 draw with Colchester United on Saturday.

Grigg bagged a 90th minute equaliser to rescue a point for Gary Caldwell’s side after Yanic Wildschut and Ryan Colclough had earlier twice given Latics the lead.

The Northern Ireland international bagged his 15th league goal of the season to extend Latics’ unbeaten run to 15 games but post-match there was a sense of an opportunity missed in the battle for automatic promotion from Sky Bet League One.

“It is nice to score again but the main thing was the result and we didn’t get the three points that we came for,” Grigg said.

“We did our homework and that showed early on because we dominated; fair play to them, they put themselves about but it is a massive two points dropped for us.

“There were a few home truths in the dressing room because that wasn’t good enough; we can’t score three goals and draw a game, especially a match when we could have scored six or seven as well.

“It’s a wakeup call and we will work hard this week, we know today wasn’t good enough and we hold our hands up. We’ve got ten games to go and we need to be on it for every single game and I am sure we will do that.”

Reflecting on the game itself, Grigg admitted the forward line should have contributed more than the three goals they did given the amount of possession Caldwell’s side had and the chances they created.

“We were well prepared but at this stage of the season there are no easy games,” he added. “They’re down there at the bottom of the league but that means nothing because they are scrapping for their lives.

“In the first 20 minutes we have completely dominated and I don’t think they had much of a touch really but we didn’t get the goal we wanted.

“We eventually went 1-0 up and it should have been plain sailing then but they’ve scored a great goal.

“Even then, we went up 2-1 at half-time and we felt in the dressing room it was a good performance and we had done well, albeit there was a sign that they wanted to win the game and would come at us.

“It was ours for the taking and unfortunately a sloppy start to the second half gave them hope and as soon as they got the second goal, their tails were up.”

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