Dons have to create more chances for Grigg

MK Dons 1-0 Portsmouth

Sunday, 18th April 2021, 6:00 am
Will Grigg

Scott Fraser believes he has to create more opportunities for Will Grigg if the striker is to end his goal drought.

The on-loan Sunderland striker hasn't scored for 10 games, but has found chances hard to come by in recent weeks. He barely caught sight of goal against Ipswich or Lincoln last week, but had two chances cleared off the line against Portsmouth in quick succession during the 1-0 win on Saturday.

Grigg's work-rate has been excellent despite his lack of opportunities in front of goal, and Fraser, who netted the only goal of the game at Stadium MK as Dons climbed back into the top half of League One, said he and his team-mates have to be better when it comes to creating for the striker.

"It's tough for him up there on his own," said Fraser. "We're trying to help him, and we've not created enough for him in the last few games and that's up to us. He's getting into the right areas, but we can't pick that final pass.

"The work-rate he gives you, we know he can press and we can fall in behind him."

Manager Russell Martin praised the front-man's attitude despite his recent drought, and backs him to find his scoring boots again in the remaining four games of the campaign.

He said: "Griggy was great, he deserved a goal it just doesn't seem to fall for him.

"His job is not just to score goals, but to press harder too. He's such an intelligent player. We've been so pleased with him, but he has been disappointed in the last two not to get a sight of goal. He has put in so much hard work for the team and we're so grateful for that. He's brilliant for the culture about the place.

"I'm convinced he'll get goals between now and the end of the season. We know how much he brings to us, it's just a shame he didn't score."