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Essential Sunderland man will be demanding more from his teammates ahead of key midweek clash

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It took Sunderland a very long time, but on transfer deadline day they finally managed to get a deal done for Wigan Athletic striker Will Grigg. 

Grigg has a brilliant record in the third tier, scoring 19 and 21 goals in his previous two campaigns in the division, and made his bow for the Black Cats last weekend away to Oxford United.

But it was a frustrating day for the Northern Irishman, who was largely living off scraps for the majority of the match, as Jack Ross’s side threw away a one-goal lead late on to draw 1-1.

Grigg, who was substituted with ten minutes of the match remaining, will have another chance to shine tonight against Blackpool at the Stadium of Light.

It is huge game for the club as they look to narrow the gap on Luton Town and Barnsley who currently occupy the automatic promotion spots.

So, how will Grigg be feeling ahead of the match?

I doubt he will be feeling the pressure just yet.

As badly as Sunderland need him to fire, one disappointing game is not worth panicking over. After all, he had barely been at the club a week before the draw with Oxford.

He will be hoping to see the club’s creative forces step their game up as well, however. Grigg is a different breed of striker to Maja and the sooner they adjust the sooner he will start scoring for fun.

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