Sunderland AFC news: Will Grigg latest, Tranmere striker concern ahead of Wembley final plus Swindon boss reveals big disappointment

MK Dons boss Russel Martin says Will Grigg is proving a lot of people wrong after joining the club on loan from Sunderland.

Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 4:30 pm

The 29-year-old striker has scored three goals in six League One appearances since moving to Stadium MK in January – the latest of which came in a 3-2 defeat by Gillingham.

When asked about Grigg after the match, Martin said: “He has been brilliant. He’s proving a lot of people wrong and a lot of people right.

“His attitude, his attention to detail and his quality is fantastic and he’s getting better and better as he’s getting fitter.

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MK Dons striker Will Grigg who is on loan from Sunderland.

“We are really happy to have him and as long as he keeps performing like that, we’ve got one of the top performers in his position.”

Vaughan misses Tranmere win

Sunderland could come up against former striker James Vaughan when they face Tranmere in the Papa John’s Trophy final later this month.

Vaughan is Rovers’ top scorer this season with 18 goals in League Two but missed his side’s 1-0 win over Newport with a knock.

The injury isn’t thought to be serious, meaning Vaughan should be available to play against Sunderland at Wembley on Sunday, March 14.

It was a cheap goal says Swindon boss

Swindon boss John Sheridan was pleased with his side’s performance against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light but was disappointed with the manner of the Black Cats’ goal.

Charlie Wyke scored his 24th goal of the season with 20 minutes to go, heading home Chris Maguire’s free-kick in a 1-0 win.

Sheridan told BBC Wiltshire: “I’ve said to the lads keep your heads up, it’s a good display from us against a big club and a side who are fancied to go up automatically.

“We knew it would be tough but I thought we competed really well, lots of endeavour but unfortunately we came away with nothing.

“I always said don’t be giving cheap free-kicks away because they’ve got good deliveries and that’s what’s undone us.

“It’s a cheap free-kick and a cheap goal. They’ve had one or two chances towards the end there as we were chasing the game but we’ve probably had the best chance with Hallam Hope.”

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