WELSH PREMIER FOOTBALL

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FORMER Connah's Quay youngster Rhys Healey could follow in the footsteps of Rhys Griffiths by becoming the second Welsh Premier striker to play his trade with Plymouth Argyle.

The Pilgrims are reported to have contacted the Newport County loanee marksman about a move before the two sides met in the FA Cup second round at Home Park last Saturday.

Healey's current loan spell from Cardiff City ends in January and his record of six goals in 18 appearances has caught the eye of the Exiles' League Two rivals. Healey, who turned 22 on Tuesday, has not scored in his last two games but he says the situation has not affected his form.

"I've obviously heard that there is interest there but it's not for me to be dealing with that," he told the South Wales Argus.

"I can't really comment on it more than that because I've left someone else to deal with it. I'm not surprised because if any striker is scoring then they’re going to get interest."

Healey burst onto the WPL scene in 2012 when he scored 12 goals from 18 appearances for the Nomads, attracting the attention of Stoke City and Manchester City before being signed by Cardiff City on a pro contract in January 2013.

He made his Premier League debut as a substitute against Chelsea on 11 May 2014, City's final game before relegation and has since had loan spells at Colchester United and Dundee as well as County.