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Born: 04 January 1992
Came from: Ipswich Town Went to: Ipswich Town
First game: 03 September 2011 Last game: 29 October 2011
Appearances: 9 (4/5) Goals: 0
Griffiths, born in Bury St Edmunds, began his career with Ipswich Town having been spotted playing for local team Cornard Dynamos. He progressed through the Ipswich academy system and signed a 12-month professional deal in April 2010. A midfielder, he made his debut as a substitute in a League Cup tie in October 2010 but a back injury then kept him out for the next couple of months. He was offered a six-month contract extension by manager Paul Jewell at the end of the 2010-11 campaign and joined Argyle on a one-month loan in August 2011.
Griffiths' first few days at Home Park were quite a baptism of fire; he made his debut (along with Simon King) in the away match at Burton Albion, the day following a strike threat when the players initially refused to board the team coach after more missed wage payments, in 2011's painful period of administration. In all he made nine appearances for the club before his loan spell was terminated and he returned to Ipswich Town following a red card for Argyle whilst playing up front at Cheltenham in November 2011. He was released by the Suffolk club when his contract expired in December 2011, and after trials with Colchester United and Gillingham, he rejected a contract offer from Conference National new-boys Braintree Town before moving to Isthmian League Division One North side AFC Sudbury. Unable to break regularly into Sudbury’s first team he was released in May 2012 and then signed a two-year contract with Southern League Premier Division Kettering Town in October 2012.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
We're grateful to Andy Chapman, Paul Roberts, Steve Rhodes and Mark Lovell for their help in writing GoS-DB's player pen-pictures, and to the PAFC Media Team and Colin Parsons for their help with photos. Thanks also to staff at the National Football Museum, the Scottish Football Museum and ScotlandsPeople for their valuable assistance.
The following publications have been particularly valuable in the research of pen-pictures: Plymouth Argyle, A Complete Record 1903-1989 (Brian Knight, ISBN 0-907969-40-2); Plymouth Argyle, 101 Golden Greats (Andy Riddle, ISBN 1-874287-47-3); Football League Players' Records 1888-1939 (Michael Joyce, ISBN 1-899468-67-6); Football League Players' Records 1946-1988 (Barry Hugman, ISBN 1-85443-020-3) and Plymouth Argyle Football Club Handbooks.
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