A photo of Albion keeper Josh Griffiths ahead of the 2023/24 season

Josh achieved his Albion ambition when he gained a number of appearances between the sticks in the second half of the 2022/23 campaign.

Although the tall shot-stopper began the 2022/23 season with his third consecutive spell away from The Hawthorns at Sky Bet League One side Portsmouth, Griffiths was recalled in January 2023. 

After making 28 appearances for Pompey in the first half of the term, it was an injury to the Baggies' first-choice keeper Alex Palmer which gave Josh his chance to represent Albion's senior side competitively for the first time. This came against Blackburn Rovers in February 2023 - which ended in a 1-1 draw. Overall, Griffiths made ten starts for the first team under Carlos Corberán between February and May 2023, keeping four clean sheets in the process.

And after winning the club's Young Player of the Season Award for the 22/23 campaign, Josh will be pushing with Palmer for the No.1 spot going forwards after getting his first taste of senior football at The Hawthorns.

Griffiths was rewarded for a successful loan spell at Sky Bet League Two side Cheltenham Town with a new four-year-deal at Albion in July 2021.  

And the keeper's exploits in Gloucestershire didn't go unnoticed, with the young keeper agreeing another loan move to third-tier outfit Lincoln City for the 2021/22 season as their No.1.

Josh featured 35 times for the Imps, before a combined head and ankle injury against Sheffield Wednesday during a league game in March 2022 ended his second spell away from The Hawthorns.

The stopper took full advantage of his first loan spell away from the club during the 2020/21 campaign, and committed his future to the Baggies by signing an extended deal at The Hawthorns in the summer of 2021. 

Josh quickly established himself as the No.1 for Cheltenham and was influential in securing them the League 2 title. Griffiths started the season as he meant to go on, producing a Man of the Match display against higher-league opposition in Peterborough on his debut. 

He would go up against Championship side Millwall and serial Premier League champions, Man City, in the Emirates FA Cup during a beneficial year in his development. 

Across 50 appearances in all competitions, Josh kept 23 clean sheets with 21 of those coming in the league - the joint-highest in the division.

Having signed for the Albion Academy when he was just 10-years-old, the Hereford-born stopper has produced a number of impressive displays during his development which has resulted in attention from the England national side. Josh has now represented his country at Under-18 and 20s, as well as a first call-up to the 21s during the March internationals in 2021.

The young keeper got the opportunity to train with the first team for most of the 2019/20 promotion-winning season, which stood him in good stead for his first regular senior involvement in Cheltenham Town, Lincoln City, and Portsmouth's first team over the last three seasons.

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