Rhys Griffiths: this is why Plymouth Argyle brought me in
FIREFIGHTER turned footballer Rhys Griffiths is determined to stay on the goal trail for Plymouth Argyle.
The 32-year-old striker netted from the penalty spot in only the second minute as the Pilgrims trounced bottom-of-the-table Barnet 4-1 at Underhill on Saturday.
Griffiths, a summer signing from Welsh Premier League part-timers Port Talbot Town, has scored three goals in five League Two games this season.
He is hoping many more will follow now he has recovered from a calf injury which disrupted the start of his time at Home Park.
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But, more importantly for him, Griffiths wants to see Argyle improve on their 18th place in the table and push towards a play-off position.
He told Herald Sport: "I prefer to think of it as three goals in two starts, rather than five games
"It's nice for me, and that's why I have been brought in. Even if I was playing very well and wasn't scoring I wouldn't be satisfied.
"Hopefully I can score a few more. I should have had two on Saturday. My legs were a bit bobbly when I went around the 'keeper early in the second half."
Griffiths arrived at Argyle having been the top scorer in the WPL for seven successive seasons.
His smooth transition to the Football League led to him being interviewed on Sky Sports' Soccer Saturday at the weekend.
He donated the fee he received for doing that to the Bobath Children's Therapy Centre, Wales.
Griffiths said: "In the Welsh Premier League I had a reputation and I had to score goals. Here, I just want the team to win.
"I would love to be the one who scores every goal but, ultimately, as long as we are winning I'm happy."
Argyle's convincing victory over Barnet was the third win in League Two this term and has raised hopes they can start climbing the table.
Griffiths said: "Generally we have been playing well."
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