Will Grigg discusses his major turnaround in form as MK Dons boss drops summer move hint

MK Dons boss Russell Martin says he is 'sure there'll be discussions' about a possible summer move for Will Grigg if the striker maintains his excellent form.

Friday, 5th March 2021, 4:45 pm

Grigg has four goals in six appearances since returning to his former club on deadline day.

Martin says it is too early to discuss what happens at the end of the campaign but said the 29-year-old was 'right up the club's street.

"I don't want to speak too early but I love working with him – we all do," Martin said.

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Will Grigg has been in excellent form for MK Dons
Will Grigg has been in excellent form for MK Dons

"He's right up our street in terms of character and ability. If he keeps doing what he's doing, I'm sure there will be discussions about doing what we can but I couldn't tell you to be honest.

There's a lot of football still to be played, and obviously anything that happens would depend on what happens to his parent club for the rest of the season.

"We'll have to wait and see, but Will is happy playing football here, we're very happy to have him and we'll make the most of that until the end of the season and we'll assess it then."

Grigg himself said he was happy at MK Dons but is wary that he remains contracted to Sunderland until next summer.

"It's one of those things – I've got another year left at Sunderland so it's not something I can really talk about," he said.

"I'm contracted to Sunderland and I'm committed to that. I'm just concentrating on every game as it comes, the old cliché! I'm happy here, and I'm taking it game by game, and hopefully it's a successful end to the season for myself and the team.

"We'll see what happens over the summer and it's not really something I can comment on at the moment because there are so many factors involved. I'm happy at the moment and we'll go from there."

Grigg said he was not out to prove anyone wrong after the difficulties he has experienced at Sunderland thus far, but said his form did show he had not become a bad player over night.

"Football has its ups and downs," he said.

"At Sunderland, it hasn't been great, there's no hiding that it's not been a successful time for me or the club. As a player, I've always had the confidence in myself, training well every day and then for whatever reason, it just wasn't happening.

"I always knew myself, and my team-mates knew I wasn't a bad player and I haven't changed overnight into a bad player.

"I think I've proven that even though I've not played football in a year, I've come into six straight games and performed consistently well with goals and assists.

"I'm not saying I'm there, and I've been brilliant for every minute because it's not the case.

"In terms of proving people wrong, it's not what I've gone out to do. It's my job to play football and score goals.

"For me, it's just nice to be out there doing what I love. The only people I need to prove anything to is my team-mates and the staff."

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