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Bruno Lage hails Ryan Giles after youngster's surprisingly quick progression

Bruno Lage has praised Ryan Giles, with the youngster having shown quick progression in recent weeks.

The wing-back is currently on loan at Blackburn Rovers, having spent the first half of 2021/22 with Cardiff City.

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Giles made a brief return to Molineux in January to provide a bit of extra cover.

He didn’t get first-team minutes though. And the decision was taken to allow Giles to head out again.

Lage has admitted the player has surprised him with the way he has quickly grown up during his time back at Compton Park.

Ultimately though, there are just too many competitors for the left wing-back and forward positions, and Lage says Giles deserves to play.

He said (Express & Star): “He came back and worked with us during an international break and it was good.

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“It was a big surprise that he grew up a lot but in the end I needed to take the decision with him. I talked with him and we took the decision with Scott (Sellars) for him to continue on-loan.

“We have Rayan, Marcal and Jonny so we have a lot of options to play as a left-back. Giles deserved to continue to play.

“I believe a lot in him because I’ve seen the way he has grown up in the last month. Now it depends on him and he knows, but he has all the quality and potential to belong to our squad.”

Interestingly, Lage thinks Giles is actually the same level as the current number one left wing-back at the club, Rayan Ait-Nouri.

Ait-Nouri has had a fantastic campaign for Wolves, so it a big compliment for Giles from Lage.

Bruno Lage is clearly a very big fan of Wolves youngster Ryan Giles

From these comments it really sounds like Lage rates Giles very highly.

To say he is the same level as Ait-Nouri is a big compliment, as the £10 million Frenchman (Express & Star) has been one of Wolves’ best players this season.

Ultimately, Giles has only gone back out on loan because there’s too many players in his position in the first-team.

Jonny Castro Otto should be coming back from injury this month, and Fernando Marcal is also an option.

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Giles has had a number of loan spells and is now at an age (22) where he should be a settled member of a club’s first-team.

Hopefully, he can make the most of his latest loan at Blackburn, and then return to Molineux and have a role to play under Lage.

Failing that, he potentially stands to make the club a good amount of money.

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