County swoop for Rhys Griffiths
1:46pm Thursday 14th February 2013 in Sport
NEWPORT County have signed free agent striker Rhys Griffiths, ending a pursuit of a player they've targeted for several years.
The former Llanelli striker has a remarkable Welsh Premier League goalscoring record - 181 goals in 180 appearances - prompting former managers Peter Beadle and Dean Holdsworth to bid for him season after season
However, he was always reluctant to quit on a career as a firefighter and only last summer joined the full-time ranks by signing for League Two Plymouth Argyle.
The cash-strapped club released him last week and County have wasted little time in signing a replacement.
"We are delighted to have him on board going into a crucial part of the season," said Exiles boss Justin Edinburgh.