CAERSWS have completed a transfer coup with the capture of striker Dane Griffiths from Football League Championship side Cardiff City.

The 21-year-old Builth Wells born player made his Caersws bow in last weekend’s 1-0 derby defeat at Guilsfield in the Huws Gray Alliance.

Caersws manager Graham Evans was delighted with the arrival of the forward which will strengthen the villagers’ bid for a high league finish, while also leaving them with an embarrassment of attacking riches.

Griffiths joins John Owen, Mark Griffiths and club top scorer Steve Blenkinsop in leading the line for the Bluebirds.

Evans said: “We have a lot of options and competition up front now but we have a lot of games, a lot of big games, in the second half of the season and everyone will play a part.

“From my point of view it gives me a few headaches in terms of selection but these are nice problems to have as any manager would agree.”

Griffiths was released by Cardiff City at the end of last month after coming through the club’s junior ranks.

Injuries curbed his progress in South Wales, where he had been a second year professional with the Bluebirds development squad until his departure.

Evans said: “When we heard that Dane was going to be available this month we were immediately interested in bringing him to the Recreation Ground.

“He has been unlucky with injuries over the last year or so but he is a talented player and would strengthen any squad with the pace and goals he brings.

“A few other clubs were interested in signing him so we are absolutely delighted that Dane has opted to sign for Caersws for the remainder of the season.”

Evans insisted his players were not distracted by the prospect of next month’s Welsh Cup fourth round clash with Newtown, which has taken the limelight since the draw was made.

Next month’s clash, the first meeting in five years between the bitter rivals, will feature live on S4C.

Evans said: “We have several league and cup fixtures before the Newtown match and nobody will be thinking of it until then.”