CHARLIE GRIFFIN has challenged Owen Windsor to grab his opportunity at West Brom with “both hands”.

The former Cirencester Town attacker penned a two-year deal at the Hawthorns after catching the eye playing for Griffin’s Centurions in the Southern League Division One South, where he plundered six goals in seven starts

“Playing for Cirencester put him in the shop window and got him his move,” said Griffin.

“He scored goals and that helped him massively and we helped him in the right direction.”

Attitude is the necessary commodity to make it in the pro game and Griffin thinks Windsor has it in spades.

Griffin added: “He’s got a good attitude and is one of those lads you just can’t get off the training pitch. Owen has something different about him - strong, quick and takes people on and plays with no fear.

“He’ll get the coaching and WBA will develop him further, but now it’s down to him to grab it with both hands.”

With Windsor and prolific striker Ben Whitehead gone, Griffin is confident fresh faces will be on board before his squad report back to pre-season training on Saturday.

He said: “I’m in talks at the moment with a number of players, so we hope to have some news soon.”