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Colin Griffin joins Shrewsbury Town's Hall of Fame

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The only player to have started more than 400 League games for Shrewsbury Town today takes his place in the club's Hall of Fame. The only player to have started more than 400 League games for Shrewsbury Town today takes his place in the club's Hall of Fame. Tough-tackling defender Colin Griffin was a lynchpin of Town's march to the old division three title in 1978-79. And, more than 30 years on, he now joins record goalscorer Arthur Rowley and supporters figurehead Chris Smith in the first three of what will be 10 inductees into club the Hall of Fame. [24link]

The only player to have started more than 400 League games for Shrewsbury Town today takes his place in the club's Hall of Fame.

Tough-tackling defender Colin Griffin was a lynchpin of Town's march to the old division three title in 1978-79.

And, more than 30 years on, he now joins record goalscorer Arthur Rowley and supporters figurehead Chris Smith in the first three of what will be 10 inductees into club the Hall of Fame.

"It's a big honour when you think of some of the names who are likely to be in the list," said Griffin, now 55 and still living in the county town.

"I had a fantastic time playing for the club and to get promoted and then stay in the second division alongside some very big clubs was a great achievement and the highlight of my time there."

Born in Dudley, Griffin began his career at a youngster with Derby before moving to Shrewsbury for £10,000 in 1976.

He ended up with 402 starts in blue-and-amber, although the fact he made just four substitute outings meant he has since been overtaken by Mickey Brown as the player to make the most appearances at Town.

Griffin managed just seven goals in his League career with Town, but had the honour of being the first Shrewsbury player to find in the net in the old division two when he scored in the 1-1 draw at Notts County.

After hanging up his boots, the Black Country boy briefly had spells working as a coach under Ian McNeil and Chic Bates before becoming a postman – a job he continues in today.

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