Former Crewe Alexandra Midfielder Makes National League Switch

Former Crewe Alexandra and Notts County midfielder Regan Griffiths has been revealed as Kidderminster Harriers’ newest signing.

Griffiths has been a free agent since mid-January after agreeing to mutually terminate his contract with Crewe. The decision came as a result of the midfielder making just three appearances, all off of the bench, in all competitions for the Railwaymen this season.

He would also spend the first half of the season with National League outfit Boreham Wood but would struggle to hold down a starting spot, making just five appearances during his loan spell. Leaving Crewe was probably the right decision for the 23-year-old as he was obviously not in the future plans of the club.

The midfielder would make 41 appearances for the club in the EFL, 23 of those coming in League One and the other 18 in the fourth tier. Griffiths was at one point a regular starter in midfield during Crewe’s torrid 2021/22 season in League One, but would fall out of favour the following year.

Now joining National League outfit Kidderminster, both the club as well as the player will be hoping that the move can reinvigorate his career. The Harriers currently find themselves in a relegation battle and sit 22nd but have won each of their last four games.

As a result of that run, they’re now just two points off of safety and with the added experience of Griffiths, may well climb out of the relegation places in the coming weeks.

Speaking in an interview on Kidderminster’s official website, manager Phil Brown seemed excited to have a player of Griffiths’ nature in the building.

“He’s a good, technically gifted player in central midfield. He can pass the ball and has a range of passing that we don’t have in midfield, and he’s a tenacious aggressor, shall we say.

“I’ve see him play a couple of times but the biggest one was the recommendation from John Coleman, who I like as a person and a Manager, and I know what type of player he likes. He likes a tough cookie and somebody that can handle the physical side of the game as well as the technical side.

“To get them at this level, they’re few and far between, they’re very rare. So I am delighted to have Regan and I am looking forward to working with him.”

Writer’s View

Kidderminster have seen drastic improvements since Phil Brown came in and are getting ever closer to safety. The signing of Griffiths further bolsters their chances of survival and he brings some good experience to a side who don’t have loads in their ranks.

At just 23, he is far from the finished product and was once highly thought of enough to be a starter in League One for Crewe. It’s obviously slightly risky given how few minutes he has played over the last few seasons but it is a move which could work out very well for both Kidderminster and Griffiths in the long-term if they do survive this year.

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