Ex-Sunderland striker Will Grigg reacts after signing for National League club and joining former boss

Ex-Sunderland striker Will Grigg has reacted after signing for a new club.
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Former Sunderland striker Will Grigg has signed for National League club Chesterfield for an undisclosed fee.

The 31-year-old will join up with former manager Paul Cook, who he played under at Wigan, after leaving MK Dons.

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When asked about Cook’s role in the move, Grigg told Chesterfield’s website: “Had a massive role.

”For me to drop down to the National League, it had to be something special.

“As soon as I found out about the interest, it was something I wanted to pursue. To finally get it over the line is an amazing feeling.”

Grigg joined Sunderland from Wigan for a reported £4million fee in 2019 but scored just eight goals in 62 appearances for the Black Cats.

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After multiple loan spells, the Northern Irishman officially left Wearside at the end the 2021/22 season, at the end of his three-year contract, before signing for MK Dons.

Grigg scored five goals in 42 League One appearances last season as The Dons were relegated from the third tier.

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