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12 May 2016

Recap a sensational season for the man of fire, Will Grigg.

  • All 25 of Will Grigg's Sky Bet League One goals.
  • Striker finished 2015-16 season as division's leading goal scorer.
  • Grigg managed 28 goals in all competition.
  • 24-year-old in contention for Northern Ireland's Euro 2016 squad.

It's been a sensational first season at Wigan Athletic for striker Will Grigg, as the Northern Ireland international finished at the top of the Sky Bet League One goal scoring chart on 25 goals from just 35 starts and 28 goals in all competitions.

The 24-year-old's name can now be heard nationwide thanks to Latics fans and their rendition of 1990s hit Freed from Desire, with Grigg justifying his 'on fire' tag by notching 20 goals in his last 21 games.

Grigg kicked off his seasonal tally from the penalty spot in Latics' 2-1 defeat to Bury in the Capital One Cup back in August, before grabbing his first league goal in the convincing 3-0 victory over Scunthorpe United eight days later.

Early season international call ups to the Northern Ireland squad coupled with an elbow injury saw Grigg miss a small number of matches in September and October, but he still managed to add four goals to his tally from the end of September into October, grabbing the late equaliser at home to Millwall, before a double in the 5-0 victory over Colchester United and Latics' second in the 3-2 win away at Peterborough United.

Will Grigg celebrates against Colchester United.

Grigg then went 10 games without a league goal, although he did net a double in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy against Barnsley, but it appears he was saving his best until the second half of the season, with 20 goals in just 22 matches this calendar year.

Latics' first in the 3-2 comeback against Gillingham was notched by the front man, before he opened the scoring in the 3-3 draw against Sheffield United five days later, both at the DW Stadium.

Grigg completed his first Latics hat-trick before January was out, taking him up to five goals for the month in our 3-0 home victory over Port Vale.

The following weekend he was on target again, this time from the penalty spot to give Latics the lead away at Sheffield United.  His second league brace of the season followed with a double against Bury, before singles against Peterborough and a crucial later equaliser away at Colchester.

One in either half of Latics' thumping 4-1 win at Swindon Town on Good Friday took him up to 20 in all competitions and 17 in the league, a tally he extended by another two the weekend later as Latics brushed aside Shrewsbury Town 5-1.

Grigg's brace at Greenhous Meadow sparked a run of scoring in three consecutive games, clinching the winner at home to Coventry City and the opening goal of the defeat away at Doncaster Rovers.

With the UEFA European Championship's in his sights this summer, Grigg finished the season on another run of goals in three consecutive matches after his double against Southend United, the fourth in Latics' 4-0 win to seal promotion at Blackpool and the opening goal of the afternoon against Barnsley as Latics lifted the Sky Bet League One title.

It's safe to say, Will Grigg is still on fire!

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