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Saturday 20 December 2014

Is Will Grigg the man to fill Northern Ireland's striker void?

?Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland -   6th September  2012
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2014 FIFA WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS:
Russia v Northern Ireland, Moscow.
Northern Ireland Training at Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow.
Northern Ireland's Will Grigg
Northern Ireland's Will Grigg

As the Northern Ireland ‘great striker search’ rumbles on, greenhorn gunslinger Will Grigg is making a ‘Bee’ line to answer manager Michael O’Neill’s problems.

Having rejected interest from Championship sides to sign for ambitious League One outfit Brentford, an exciting opportunity is unfolding for the 22-year-old.

Solihull-born Grigg netted 20 goals for Walsall last term, earning the switch to Griffin Park, a move which will compensate a little for the Bees blowing a Championship place after a painful play-off final defeat to Yeovil in May.

Northern Ireland have struggled to score during the current miserable World Cup qualifying campaign, but now Grigg insists he can graduate from Under-21 level to full international marksman.

Read the full story in tomorrow's Sunday Life.

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