Josh Griffiths | First Albion clean sheet ‘best feeling’

An image of Josh Griffiths talking to WBA TV

Josh Griffiths says it’s “hard to put into words” how he’s feeling after keeping a first ever clean sheet for Albion.

The goalkeeper made two fantastic saves, including a crucial stop deep in added time, as the Baggies beat Middlesbrough 2-0 at The Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon.

And Academy graduate Josh, who only made his Albion debut 10 days earlier, couldn’t hide his smile when speaking to WBA TV after the game.

“It’s hard to put into words, really. It’s the best feeling,” he said.

“Coming in off the back of a couple of results that we were frustrated with, to get a clean sheet at home and win the game was massive.

“I’ve loved every minute of being in the first team. Everyone has been amazing with me, from the manager all the way down to the players as well.

“It’s been different to what I’m used to, with how we play and things like that, but it’s only going to make me better.

“I didn’t expect this to happen so soon after returning. It’s always been my goal since I was a kid, to play for West Brom.

“Circumstances change and I’ve been put in, I’m grateful for the chance and I want to take it with both hands now.

“The one at the end was my favourite save, I think. Just because I knew time was running out, and if they score there then it’s obviously an edgy last few minutes. It was a good save.

“Massive credit to the lads, who put in a real solid performance. Although we might not have had a lot of the ball at times, we defended well. Apart from a couple of chances I don’t think we gave them anything really.

“They, Middlesbrough, have been on fire recently so to win against a top team is massive for us going forward. We’ll take it into Friday now.”