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Ryan Giles finding his feet at Middlesbrough as Wolves star notches third assist of the season

Ryan Giles continues to impress for Middlesbrough, with the Wolves youngster grabbing his third assist of the season.

Giles was making his seventh appearance of the season for Boro and he again completed 90 minutes.

So far, Giles has played every single minute of the club’s Championship campaign.

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He has been thriving operating as a left wing-back, a role that allows him to bomb forwards and make use of his fantastic crossing ability.

Last night, Middlesbrough took on Watford at Vicarage Road and were looking to build on their win over Swansea City last weekend.

But Chris Wilder’s side fell short in Hertfordshire, with Vakoun Issouf Bayo scoring a 93rd minute winner for the hosts.

The performance of Giles was a real positive though for Chris Wilder.

With just four minutes on the clock, the 22-year-old had the ball on the left flank and headed to the byline before whipping in a glorious cross for Rodrigo Muniz to head in.

It was a wicked delivery that caught Watford goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann in no man’s land.

That was one of nine crosses he put in (via Sofascore), and he also created two big chances.

It was his third assist of the season, and second in as many games after he set up Matt Crooks against Swansea. Giles has recovered really well from scoring an unfortunate own goal against Sheffield United a couple of weeks ago.

A great start for Ryan Giles at Middlesbrough as Wolves youngster grabs third assist of 2022/23

Giles is quickly establishing himself as a key player for Boro, which is brilliant to see.

His ability to deliver a ball into the box is seriously impressive, and one gets the feeling he will be making many more assists this season.

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Wolves will be hoping that Giles can remain a regular starter under Wilder.

Potentially, he could enjoy a season like Morgan Gibbs-White did for Sheffield United.

That could mean he becomes a big sellable asset next summer, or even a first-team option.