Some Sunderland fans have been slamming Will Grigg after comments made by Lee Johnson, which were relayed by The Chronicle.
As per the news outlet, the newly-appointed manager of the Black Cats said in the wake of their win in the EFL trophy against Oldham Athletic:
“I’ll just keeping working with him and keep trying to educate him to what I want.
“Eventually, you’ll get those three or four goals on the spin where you get those little ricochets or a lovely little finish, and all of a sudden the confidence comes back and you dink one over the keeper.
“Then the fans come back onside and Will Grigg’s on fire again.”
Grigg has certainly not been on fire so far in the 2020/21 term, as the Northern Ireland international has yet to break his goal scoring duck in eight games in all competitions.
Should Sunderland sell Grigg?
In fact, in 57 matches in total over all competitions across the past three consecutive seasons, the 29 year-old has only managed to find the back of the net a mere eight times (Transfermarkt).
The striker will surely need to step up his game or risk falling further down the pecking order to the likes of Charlie Wyke, Danny Graham or Aiden O’Brien.
Sunderland fan reaction to Johnson comments on Grigg
These members of the Stadium of Light faithful slammed Grigg on Twitter after reading the comments on him by Johnson, with one SAFC supporter even claiming that the forward is a ‘damp squib’ while another claimed that he ‘looks uninterested’:
A petrol can and a box of matches couldn't relight him 🤣🤣
— Peter Green (@PeterGr13425780) December 9, 2020
For me he doesn’t look interested at all, hope he proves me wrong though
— Louis Booth (@LouisBooth92) December 9, 2020
Finished for me Stu, looks uninterested, lacking in ability and desire!!! Going through the motions on a weekly basis……doesn’t want to be here. Move him on in January to relieve the wage bill.
— Tony Hodgson (@Th0dg70n) December 10, 2020
What fire he’s a damp squib and need binning
— charlie taylor (@1charlie29) December 9, 2020
Aye because there’s something called the opposition, who move to try and intercept things?? Grigg just stands expecting the ball to his feet, will never happen
— David Hindmarsh (@DavidHindmarsh7) December 10, 2020
Many have tried before. It's like looking for the Holy Grail. https://t.co/VzyQsyVVwH
— Dr Gary Blackburn (@gjb70) December 9, 2020
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