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Grigg savouring Dons spell

26 November 2014

Striker Will Grigg says he’s enjoying his football at stadiummk after netting his seventh goal of the season in the 2-2 draw with Rochdale.

Grigg has made 19 appearances since joining the Dons on loan from Championship outfit Brentford and he edged ever closer to double figures for the campaign with his delicate lobbed finish in the 19th minute of Tuesday’s game.

“I’m really enjoying my time here,” Grigg told the local media. “It’s nice to be playing and playing where I want to play in the lone striker role. I’ve adapted to the number 10 role as well.

“It’s nice to hit double figures as soon as possible and that’s what I’m aiming for. We’ve got a lot of games coming up and hopefully that will be something I’m able to achieve sooner rather than later.”

With Robinson’s trusted 4-2-3-1 formation only having room for one striker, Grigg has had to share time with fellow loanee Benik Afobe so far this season, but the Northern Ireland international believes the rotation between the pair is working well.

“We’ve been doing it since the start of the season and it’s been working perfectly because I’m scoring and Benik’s scoring. If you look at the goal to start ratio, it’s looking good for both of us.

“Obviously you want to play every game but it’s working at the moment, we’re playing some good stuff and we’re both happy.”

Despite Grigg’s excellent finish on Tuesday, his side were forced to come from behind to earn a draw and although the 23-year-old admits it was disappointing not to come away victorious, he still believes the point gained could prove to be an important one.

“It’s a result where we could look back and see it as a good point,” he added. “It’s one of those games where you could lose it so it was vital we got that goal right at the end.

“(Rochdale) came here, played some good stuff and stopped us playing in the first half. We knew we weren’t at it in the first half but in the second half we’ve given it a right go and had plenty of chances to win the game.

“A lot of people will be disappointed with tonight but looking back it’s another point to add to the tally and if we win on Saturday then it will be four points from two games and we’d be pleased with that.”

Finally, there has been a bit of talk recently about Grigg’s unique goal celebration – one which seems him run towards an empty part of a stand - but when pressed on the meaning behind it, the striker remained tight-lipped.

“It’s an old one, one I used to do at Walsall and it’s a bit of personal joke between me and some of the lads there. That’s as much as I can say but hopefully there will be plenty more opportunities to do it.”

The Dons take on Colchester United this Saturday at stadiummk as they look to extend their unbeaten run in the league to eight games.

Tickets are priced from just £20 for adults and £6 for under-18s while under-12s can attend for FREE with a Young Dons Membership. Fans with an LU7 postcode are also eligible for discounted tickets as part of the Leighton-Linslade Big Day celebrations.

Click here to purchase tickets or visit the Box Office at stadiummk or the kiosk at the centre:mk, call 01908 622900 or email boxoffice@mkdons.com.


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