Date: 30th November 2008 at 8:44pm
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Sacked former Chester City Assistant Manager Huw Griffiths has been unveiled as the new manager of Welshpool Town Football Club in the Welsh Premier League this weekend.

An ex-Wales schoolboy international, Griffiths made 90 Welsh Premier appearances as a player for Newtown, Cefn Druids and Bangor City.

He was Peter Davenport’s right-hand man at both Farrar Road and Southport and holds full coaching qualifications as well as boasting a Sports Science degree.

But, after being appointed as assistant to former Bangor midfielder Simon Davies at Chester City in May, the 31-year-old was sacked three months later following an alleged half-time dressing-room bust-up with an unnamed City player during the 5-2 Carling Cup defeat to Leeds United at the Deva Stadium.

The pair have been good friends since their playing days at Farrar Road and spent the summer studying for their Uefa ‘A’ coaching licences.

Former Newtown boss and ex Chester City player Roger Preece will take the role of coach and assistant manager to Griffiths. Preece, who managed the Robins for three years before resigning in October 2006, has resigned as assistant to Steve O’Shaughnessy at Gap Connah’s Quay.

He began his playing career as an apprentice with Coventry City, but in August 1986 he moved to Wrexham and made more than 100 Football League appearances over the next four years.

In the summer of 1990 he switched to local rivals Chester, scoring in the promotion clincher against Hereford United on 23 April 1994.

After suffering a serious injury he played for Southport and Telford United, returning to the Football League as player/coach with Shrewsbury Town.

He later teamed-up again with boss Jake King at Telford United, until joining Newtown in June 2003, later spending a season with Gap Queens Park.