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Mowbray hails Wolves loanee Giles' versatility

Ryan Giles joined Blackburn Rovers on loan from Wolves on transfer deadline day, having been recalled from Cardiff.

Tony Mowbray’s side are pushing hard for promotion, sitting second in the table with 29 matches of the season played.

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The former Middlesbrough boss praised his new loanee in an interview with Rovers club media and was keen to praise his versatility.

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“He’s got a wonderfully cultured left foot,” said Mowbray. “Hitting long balls, whipping in crosses, bending balls down the line, wrapping them into people’s feet.

“He’s a good footballer, he’s athletic – he’s just what we required really. He can play high up for us on either the left or the right hand side.

“I like adaptable players, who have that ability to play in numerous positions and I’ve spoken to him about that. He’s just happy to be here at such a good club.

“He’s a quality player and he’s just got to mingle with the lads and learn the culture of this club and the hard work which is demanded every matchday.”

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Cardiff changed manager from Mick McCarthy to Steve Morison and currently sit 20th in the second tier.

Wolves clearly wanted Giles, 22, to be playing in a side who are doing better, and you can see why. It is better in terms of confidence and the opportunity to succeed.

Dion Sanderson also swapped the bottom half of the Championship for the top; leaving 17th-placed Birmingham to join Queens Park Rangers, who are fourth.

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