Central Coast’s Arnold delighted with Griffiths signing

New Central Coast Mariners coach Graham Arnold is delighted the club have managed to secure Rostyn Griffiths from North Queensland Fury.

New Central Coast Mariners coach Graham Arnold is delighted the club have managed to secure Rostyn Griffiths from North Queensland Fury.

The 22-year old who can play in central midfield or defence has signed a two-year deal with the Mariners and Arnold is excited about having the former Blackburn Rovers youngster at Bluetongue Stadium.

"Rostyn is a really good signing for us," said Arnold. "I was impressed with him at North Queensland Fury, especially as a central defender.

"He can also play defensive midfield but every time he has played central defence they have kept a clean sheet.

"He's a natural defensive midfielder so he's very good on the ball but his positioning we will work on him tactically, but I think Mariners supporters will see a lot from him.

"Lawrie and I both watched him closely throughout the season and he's been very impressive. He's tall, he's strong, and he can play in a number of positions. He is solid in defence but can get forward as well, and hopefully he'll prove very useful for us next season."

Griffiths said he was looking forward to the next couple of years with the Mariners and did not forget to thank the Fury for giving him opportunity last season.

"It's a really well run club, and being around the boys on trial last year was a great experience so it'll be nice to go back there,” he said.

"I'm thankful to Fury for my time there, but this is a good opportunity for me, and I'm looking forward to working under Graham Arnold and hopefully helping the Mariners to some silverware."