I'm still that goalscorer - Grigg

Last updated : 04 September 2021 By Millersmad

The 30 year old joined the Millers on deadline day after a bit of a nightmare spell at Sunderland.

"Sunderland did not work out how everyone expected. It is one of those things and I feel like I am in great shape and have always looked after myself. If I could put my finger on why it didnt work, I would have changed it and made it work a long time ago. It is just one of things."

"I have been training toa really high standard at Sunderland, even though I have not got the minutes recently. I am still that same player and goalscorer."

"I signed last minute in (January, 2019) and we lost in the play-off final and it did not quite happen then and then there were a few different managers and styles and it just didn't work for whatever reason.

"It is just football and life in general. It just didn't work and it seems like it was never going to." he added.

There were numerous clubs in the hunt for his signature, with the Millers beating off neighbours Doncaster.

"There was a possibility throughout the window to join Doncaster and it was no secret that I would be leaving Sunderland, so there were lots of teams interested."

"But it is just one of those things; that's football. But ultimately, I made a decision and that is Rotherham.

"As soon as I found out about the interest of Rotherham, it was something I wanted to pursue and I spoke to my agent and spoke about a few clubs. But as soon as I heard about Rotherham, that was one I pushed as much as possible."

"There were lots of reasons. I spoke to the manager and the way he spoke about the club and team and how I would help the team and the attacking style of play and the amount of crosses and statistics are massive these days and I got sent some information on the expected goals and crosses.

"They are a really strong side who will be pushing at the right end of the table.

"My loan is to the end of the season and then I am out of contract. Staying longer is not something we have spoken about, but of course if the loan goes well and the club are happy to see what happens, then that is definitely something we will consider further down the line. But for the short time, while it is just a loan, it is not something that will get spoken about."