Walsall striker Will Grigg upbeat on early-season form

Will Grigg
Grigg has scored seven league goals in his Walsall career

Young striker Will Grigg believes Walsall can prosper in League One after ending their eight-week wait for victory against Preston last week.

The 20-year old from Solihull has scored three times this season after establishing himself in Dean Smith's starting line-up.

"People were starting to think we were down there and it was going to be tough," Grigg told BBC WM.

"But it's early in the season and three points gained us a few places."

The Saddlers head to Tranmere this weekend, the ground on which Smith made his managerial debut last season and claimed an important result.

"We managed to get the draw in the dying seconds and I think that kick-started us climbing up the table and eventually staying up," Grigg recalled.

"We'll be going there full of confidence and wanting the three points.

"The gaffer's put a lot of faith in me and I've managed to get a few goals, but I've got to keep doing that and get more."

The Northern Ireland Under-21 international faces increased competition with veteran Jon Macken available after injury for the trip to Prenton Park.