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27 March 2016

20-goal Grigg wants more before the season is out.

  • Striker reached milestone in all competitions with double at Swindon.
  • Latics’ leading scorer expects tough test against in-form Rochdale on Monday.
  • Striker hopes to continue recent form during eight-game run-in.
After reaching 20 goals in all competitions on Good Friday with his double during Latics’ 4-1 victory at Swindon Town, striker Will Grigg is searching for more before the end of the Sky Bet League One season, starting with the visit of Rochdale to the DW Stadium on Monday.

Speaking to Latics PlayerHD after the win at the County Ground, Grigg said:

“I was really pleased with the two goals, and I could have had a few more to be fair, especially with the one that went over everyone’s heads in the first half, but I couldn’t react quickly enough at the back post.

“That was really frustrating, but I can’t have much to complain about because I managed to get the two.

“I came to the club to score goals, so to get 20 in all competitions is great.  We need a few more from now until the end of the season, but I’m fire at the moment so plenty more to come hopefully.”

Watch Will's brace and the best bits from Latics' 4-1 win on Good Friday.

On the performance at Swindon itself, Grigg added:

“From the start we were in charge, we came with a game plan and it worked perfectly.

“Even though we let them have it in their defensive third for the first 20 to 25 minutes, we always felt like we were in charge of the way the game was going, and that’s a good achievement when you don’t have the ball.

“We had a great team talk at half time on Friday about keeping up the intensity and the quality will follow, so I think people can see that it worked, especially when you look at the goals from Max (Power) and Sam (Morsy).”

Taking it one step at a time with eight matches remaining, the Northern Ireland international said he expects a tough test from an in-form Rochdale side on Monday, one which has won four in a row in Sky Bet League One.

“It’s going to be tough against Rochdale, they got a big win on Friday and they’re in great form heading towards the play-off places, but we’ve got to make sure we impose our good form on them.

“We seem to turn up in style for the big games, but now we see each of these last eight games as big because of the massive prize available at the end.

“We’ve just got to keep churning away and turning up with the energy and effort we showed on Friday.”

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