Will Grigg previews Latics' clash with Rochdale for the match day programme.
- Will Grigg looks ahead to Wigan Athletic v Rochdale in Sky Bet League One.
- Monday's match-winning goal scorer focused on getting back to business in the league.
- Grigg believes both sides will have extra intensity following results against Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur in the Emirates FA Cup.
Speaking to the official Wigan Athletic match day programme for Saturday's Sky Bet League One game against Rochdale at the DW Stadium, Will Grigg explained how Latics have quickly refocused their attentions to the league following Monday night's heroics against Manchester City in the Emirates FA Cup.
Here's an excerpt from the six-page interview.
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IT’S A RETURN TO LEAGUE ACTION AGAINST ROCHDALE THIS WEEKEND, IT’S IMPORTANT THAT THE PLAYERS NOW FOCUS THEIR MINDS BACK TO THE BREAD AND BUTTER, ISN’T IT?
“As soon as the game finished we had our moment and enjoyed it, but the staff were on to us straight away to recover properly and to take our protein shakes. We got a pat on the back for beating City but that was it.
“It’s one of those things that you have to enjoy on the night but it’s important to get back to business as soon as possible because the manager and staff have made sure our heads are on is for today. We’ve done a lot of preparation this week.”
HOW MUCH WILL BOTH SIDES’ RECENT FA CUP EXPLOITS ADD THE GAME?
“Both teams will be on a massive high but you have to put it to the back of your mind because the league is our main priority and we’ll be doing everything we can to make sure we turn up on the day and get the three points.
“They’ll come here and have a go despite being near the bottom of the table. They’ve got lots of games in hand but need to pick up points so will look to win the game. We’ll be ready for whatever they do and know we have enough to beat them. It’ll be a completely different game and like I say we’ve got more than enough to overcome the challenge.
“It was important to put the two defeats behind us and beating Manchester City obviously gave us a massive high. It’s been no secret that the league is our priority and we’ve backed ourselves throughout the season and have bounced back when we’ve needed to.”