The arrival of Scott Griffin has provided the club with a real
lift and his arrival has not coincidentally coincided with a good
run of results. His should provide the club with a real lift. Griffin
can be strong in the air and play with either foot, and early impressions
at City certainly suggest a good touch with enough strength and
ability to hold the ball up and quickly bring others into play.
Griff may not quite have the pace of his youth but a run of games
should see him sharper and beginning to find the net, and after
some nervous finishing should be all the more confident having opened
his City account with a coolly
taken equaliser at Twerton Park against league leaders Bath City.
Can also lay claim to what may well be the last City goal at Meadow
Park, equalising in a pre-season 2-2 draw with Salisbury City with
a fine curling free kick before the flood water claimed the stadium.
Griffin is a proven goalscorer in the Southern League with an impressive
record at Cinderford and Cirencester, and a player who has previously
impressed in appearances against us. As a Gloucester born player
his arrival at Meadow Park could be seen as long overdue. Griffin
has had a series of injury setbacks over the last couple of seasons
but seemed to be getting back to form and fitness with our SLP rivals
Cirencester Town. However his frustration at delays in getting a
regular starting spot up front led to a public falling out with
manager Neil Hands at Corinium Park and a sharp exit from the club.
Griff has had spells with Cinderford, Clevedon, Salisbury and Newport
but has been most at home with Cirencester where he began his career
in a very successful youth team that won a string of trophies between
1997-99 as the Cirencester youth academy set-up started to reap
dividends. Made his first team debut as a young teenager in a struggling
Ciren side and was soon tempted to try his hand at a higher level
with a string of other clubs but returned to a strengthening Cirencester
club in the summer of 2003.