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Preview: Griffiths on South Shields

6 November 2020

Teenage goalkeeper Josh Griffiths is excited by the opportunity to play in the FA Cup for the first time in his career on Saturday.

The 19-year-old West Bromwich Albion loanee is preparing for his first ever appearance in the world famous competition.

He has previously appeared in the FA Youth Cup while with parent club Baggies, but he's aiming to make a positive start to his FA Cup experience this weekend by securing a result that would see the Robins progress into the second round past opponents South Shields, while also bouncing back from the disappointment of Tuesday's loss on the road at Oldham Athletic.

It was also revealed today that Griffiths has been selected in the England under-20s international squad for their forthcoming training camp.

Commenting on his inclusion in the squad the young shot-stopper said: "It is an honour and I'm really proud to be named in the squad. It's a training camp so I'm going to go there and put some work in and show what I can do.

"I think there's a few more fixtures towards the end of the year and start of next year, so obviously I'm looking towards them to try and get into the squad again.

"It's my third call up to a team so it's always an honour and a proud moment for me and my family."

You can watch Griffiths in action this weekend when South Shields visit the Jonny-Rocks Stadium for a behind closed doors kick-off at 3pm by purchasing an iFollow match pass for £10 to watch the game online.

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