Goals will come for Grigg and MK Dons after recent drought

Russell Martin wants Dons to be more clinical in front of goal

By Toby Lock
Friday, 16th April 2021, 11:50 am
Updated Friday, 16th April 2021, 11:52 am
Will Grigg
Will Grigg

Will Grigg is still getting used to playing as the sole striker at MK Dons

Grigg hasn't netted in nine games, eight of which have come while playing as the lone front man. The team meanwhile haven't hit the back of the net in their last three.

The on-loan Sunderland man enjoyed a good start to his return to Stadium MK when partnering Cameron Jerome, but of late Dons have changed the system to bolster the midfield, but it has resulted in losing one of their two-prongs in attack. And since Jerome's injury has ruled him out of action, Grigg is back to leading the line on his own.

Manager Russell Martin said: "Griggy hasn’t had a regular run of games so we are getting him up to speed. Cammy’s pace and power is a miss. Griggy’s movement is fantastic and offers another threat, he’s not really done the one by himself.

"It’ll come, I have no doubt about that. We got criticised for it, but we’ve scored a lot and have a high amount of touches in the box. We started to look solid defensively, even Tuesday they score each shot on target. We know what we need to do to threat the opposition goal."

Often this season, Dons have come undone when teams set out to stop them from playing their game, and it has resulted in goals drying up - something Martin believes is happening at the moment.

"I think we’re playing against teams that are desperate to stop us," he said.. "We have to get the first goal and we aren’t going that enough at the moment.

"We’re trying to find balance, but also maintain that threat in behind. We should score against Ipswich, Lincoln we didn’t get enough first contact on crosses."