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GETTING TO KNOW: WILL GRIGG

23 August 2018

Hot off his two goals against Stoke City and his call up to the Northern Ireland national team, why not take a few moments to learn a little bit more about Will Grigg?

  • Getting to Know You with Wigan Athletic and Northern Ireland goal scorer, Will Grigg.
  • We get to learn more about Will away from the pitch with some of his favourite things, and he lifts the lid on why Michael Jacobs is Latics' dressing room joker.
  • Will on: Zinedine Zidane, Jamie Paterson, Troy Deeney and Michael Ricketts.

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Speaking for episode four of Latics Listen, the official Wigan Athletic podcast, Will Grigg was guest on Getting to Know You, where we get under the skin of this season's squad to find out more about the characters within!

Listen to Will's chat from 16:30 below, or get the latest episodes of Latics Listen by searching for us on iTunes and Spotify!

Favourite film?

It's a tricky one, but I'd say I'm a big fan of Man on Fire...

I like Inception as well and I'm a secret musical lover, so I'll see Les Miserables.

Favourite animated film?

I've watched every single animated film you can think of, but if I had to single on out I'd go with Up. I have to admit I do cry every time I watch it.

What about your favourite music?

I'm a big Ed Sheeran fan. I've been to see him live quite a few times. I do like a bit of London Grammar, Daughter, that sort of stuff.

Have you got a favourite box set at the moment?

I'm on Sons of Anarchy at the minute, I've started it a bit late. With my partner I'm watching the Handmaid's Tale which is really interesting and definitely worth a watch.

What other things do you do in your spare time? Or are you completely focused on the football?

I'm a big thinker. After a game I'll watch my clips and some of the live matches, so I'd say I'm pretty football orientated. When I get home I love spending time with my family and it's really nice to switch off.

I'm always switched on and determined to improve, so I do think about how I can score more goals even when I'm not in training.

Who was your idol growing up?

Zinedine Zidane. We're definitely not similar players, but he was the superstar when I was growing up.

Who have you learned a lot from on the pitch?

Myself and Jamie Paterson came through the youth team at Walsall at the same time, I wouldn't say I learned a lot from him because we're different players, but I had a great time there with him.

At Wigan we've got Powelly and Crackers who are great players, but growing up at Walsall we had Troy Deeney and Michael Ricketts was a good mentor.

At the moment it's all about trying to learn from Powelly, obviously.

Who's your best friend in football?

I've spent a lot of time here so I've made some really good friends. I drive in with Crackers, Powelly and Dan Burn so I spend a lot of time with them which can be annoying.

Ben Reeves from my time at MK Dons is one I've always kept in touch with and Jamie Paterson who I mentioned earlier.

It's really difficult to choose because you make friends at clubs and then people move on.

What's Michael Jacobs like as a friend and a team mate? He seems a dark horse for training ground joker.

Crackers is an absolute nightmare. He's a top guy really and we've both got a really dry sense of humour. You can't say anything around Crackers without getting some sarcastic remark. He comes across so well, but in the dressing room he's right up there as one of the jokers.

When Dan Burn joined the car school I don't think he knew what had hit him.


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