Will Grigg opened his MK Dons account for a third time on Saturday and said afterwards that he is certainly feeling the love being back at Stadium MK.
Grigg netted a first-half brace to help the Dons on their way to a 4-0 victory over Morecambe at the Mazuma Stadium - his first two goals since returning to the Club and enough to move him level with Chuks Aneke for seventh all-time for league goals scored by an MK Dons player.
Speaking afterwards, the 31-year-old discussed being back at Stadium MK and how he is benefitting from being at a Club close to his heart and where he is adored by the supporters.
“It’s been a tough couple of years but I have never had any doubts about my ability,” Grigg told the media following Saturday’s win in Lancashire.
“I am feeling good and I am feeling confident at Club that I love and a Club that love me too. It’s one of the reasons I signed back here, because I’ve always enjoyed my football here.
“Those goals pretty much sum up the goals I’ve scored in my career – they are goals that I pride myself on.
“Credit to the lads for getting in the positions and providing the chances for me. The deliveries were perfect and I just have the easy bit of putting them away!”
Saturday’s win was the Dons’ third in four games, with Liam Manning’s men certainly starting to find their form after a tricky start to the 2022/23 campaign.
On the performance, Grigg said: “It was fantastic from start to finish, in what was a high-pressure game for us, coming here having had a difficult start.
“It was a professional performance. This is by no means an easy place to come to and they will definitely take a lot of points off teams this season, so to be as professional is a real positive.
“But, the first thing the gaffer said in the changing rooms, after well done, was that we still have so much to improve on and we agree – we can be even better.”
The striker added: “Hopefully this can give everyone a boost and it can be the start of what we want to be about going forward.”
Grigg was replaced at half-time by Matthew Dennis, who got on the scoresheet himself to make it 4-0. Delighted to see his fellow forward find the net, Grigg said: “ He’s a great lad, who works really hard.
“We’re definitely not similar players! His raw athleticism and pace are going to cause some real problems for defenders. His finish today was a good one and he showed he’s got real talent. I’m pleased for him.”
Will Grigg and MK Dons turn their attention to the Papa John's Trophy on Tuesday when they take on Cheltenham Town at Stadium MK in their Southern Group C opener.
Tickets for the tie are available to buy in the East Stand only, with no Season Ticket seats being reserved. Tickets are priced at £12 adults, £9 over-65s, £6 under-25s and £3 under-18s while under-12s tickets are priced at £1.50. There is no matchday price increase for this fixture.
To book tickets CLICK HERE, visit the Box Office at Stadium MK or call 01908 622933. Tickets will be available to buy right up until kick-off from the Box Office.