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‘Showing how good he is’ – EFL manager delivers verdict on Sunderland outcast amid summer interest

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Russell Martin believes that Will Grigg is finally showing just how good he is after some impressive performances for MK Dons.

The Sunderland striker endured a torrid two years at the Stadium Of Light after scoring just eight times in 61 appearances for the club despite arriving as a big-money signing for the League One club.

The 29-year-old joined Martin’s side on loan during the January transfer window and has immediately hit the ground running.

Since moving to the club, Grigg has scored eight goals and created three more in just 18 appearances for The Dons, making him one of the third tier’s most in-form attackers at present.

Martin has already admitted that he’d love to sign the Black Cats outcast on a permanent deal this summer, and speaking to the press, the manager believes that supporters are seeing the difference that confidence can have on a player like him.

Speaking to the press, Martin said: “My goal of the season is Griggy’s goal against Gillingham. In terms of best performance – Charlton away was outstanding and it meant a lot to me, personally. Hull we were excellent; Swindon was very good at the weekend and Rochdale away was so good to watch.

“Now Griggy has had a good run of games, he’s showing how good he is. He’s finding rhythm and routine – you can see the difference in him now. Even before the goals came, the way he presses and links up the play was a joy to watch.”

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The verdict

Will Grigg has been quite remarkable since moving to MK Dons.

The 29-year-old seemed like a player who could drift down the leagues after a torrid time with Sunderland but since moving on he seems like a completely different player.

Based on his form for the Dons it seems like a no-brainer for him to move on, as he’s clearly showing that in the right side he’s capable of being one of the best attackers at this level.


North East-based EFL writer and aspiring author

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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