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Ryan Giles earns huge praise after first competitive outing for Cardiff

Wolves youngster Ryan Giles has made a fantastic start to life on loan at Cardiff City.

The 21-year-old is spending the 2021/22 season with the Championship outfit, who are managed by ex-Wolves boss Mick McCarthy.

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Giles joined the Bluebirds around a month ago, and quickly set about making an impression with a couple of assists in pre-season.

Cardiff officially kicked off their Championship campaign against Barnsley yesterday – and Giles again stood out.

It was his brilliant corner that found the head of Marlon Pack to open the scoring.

Unfortunately for Cardiff they could not hold out for the win, with Toby Sibbick equalising on 69 minutes.

Wales Online report Giles made five key passes in the game, which was three more than the next best from either side.

The publication adds that Giles hit some of the best crosses you are likely to see all season.

McCarthy said of him: “Ryan is exciting and the crosses he puts in, whether it’s on the right, putting them in left-footed, corners, free-kicks, it’s a real weapon we can utilise.

Cardiff goalscorer Pack added: “He will be a fantastic asset to us. He’s a young lad who’s learning but he’s got undoubted ability and it’s down to us, our senior players, to make sure he delivers and to back him up during the games.”

A great season in store?

It is fantastic to hear Giles is making a solid impression so early.

Potentially, this could be a very fruitful move for the starlet.

The likes of Kieffer Moore and James Collins are great aerial threats and one would imagine they’ll help Giles rack up plenty more assists in the coming months.

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Potentially come next year, Giles could give himself a chance of moving into the Wolves first-team.

Either that, or he could end up making Wolves a good amount of money.