Grigg: DW pitch might work in our favour

Will Grigg
Will Grigg

Will Grigg has warned fans not to expect pretty football as Latics continue their survival bid at home tomorrow.

Warren Joyce’s men have 13 games to secure their Championship status, with seven of those at home, but Grigg has thinks the DW Stadium pitch will play a part.

I’m not going to promise and say the next three months are going to be pretty or whatever because the pitch isn’t great at the DW

Will Grigg

“I’m not going to promise and say the next three months are going to be pretty or whatever because the pitch isn’t great at the DW,” he said.

“It might work to our advantage if teams come to the DW and want to play football but there are teams who are direct.

“Preston were pretty direct and Norwich were direct so it could potentially work in our favour, but with the games we’ve got coming up not many will get it down anyway.

“We’ll have to wait and see. We have the advantage of having played on it a few times so we know what to expect so we’ve had to adapt our game to it.”

Saturday’s clash with Nottingham Forest comes less than 24 hours after Wigan Warriors play their second game on the pitch since starting their new season. But Grigg stopped short of saying what he thought was to blame for the patch surface.

“I think it’s a mixture of a few things,” he said.

“Other teams’ pitches are bad as well, it’s not just the DW. We’re not going to use it as an excuse.”

Saturday will be Wigan’s seventh game in

20 days, but Grigg has no complaints with the schedule.

“It’s tough, it’s heavy on your legs and your body but it’s what you want,” he said.