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18 August 2018

Will Grigg got his first Sky Bet Championship goal of the season in draw with Nottingham Forest and spoke to iFollow Latics post-match.

  • WATCH: Will Grigg says Latics’ draw with Nottingham Forest was ‘sickening’ after visitors strike late
  • Grigg scored his 50th league goal for Latics in the draw with Forest
  • Grigg: “I think we completely dominated the game and it is sickening to draw in the last minute.”

Wigan Athletic striker Will Grigg says Latics were deflated by the late goal they conceded against Nottingham Forest on Saturday afternoon.

Grigg notched his 50th league goal for Latics in the 2-2 draw at the DW Stadium but was left gutted by the late goal which robbed Paul Cook’s side of all three points.

“It was bitterly disappointing to draw in the last minute because we felt we completely dominated the game,” Grigg said.

“They are probably one of the best teams in the league and the reports we had were that they played some great stuff against West Brom and we fully expected a tough game, which it was. However, I think we completely dominated the game and it is sickening to draw in the last minute.

“We are playing some really good stuff; we have a solid base, we play some really good free-flowing football and with the chances we created in the first-half we probably should have gone in better than 2-1.

“We have to stay really positive; if we keep playing like that this year then we’ll be absolutely fine.

“The gaffer hasn’t hidden that we were going to play the stuff we did last year; he believes in his system, believes in the players and we do too. I think one of the main things has been that when he brings players in, he wants them to buy into the system and buy into the beliefs and, as you can see, everyone has done that.”

Another entertaining game was matched by a superb atmosphere inside the DW Stadium and Grigg has noticed a huge effort from supporters in the opening two DW fixtures.

“The atmosphere in the two games here has been unbelievable and, even after the late goal, they’ve still clapped us off the pitch,” he explained. “You can’t underestimate how much that means to the lads and how much of a difference it makes.

“We scored after 30 seconds or so but you could hear the roar after ten seconds as soon as we pressed the ball and, for away teams coming here, it’s not nice and it makes a massive difference.”

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