Ryan Giles hits hat-trick of first-half assists for Middlesbrough
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Ryan Giles hits hat-trick of first-half assists for Middlesbrough

Wolves youngster Ryan Giles has made a brilliant first impression on loan at Middlesbrough, helping himself to three assists last night.

The 22-year-old stole the show as Boro made light work of League One side Morecambe.

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Chris Wilder’s outfit played some very good football in their penultimate pre-season fixture.

And Giles was at the very forefront of the attacking display.

Giles delivered a wicked cross for Marcus Tavernier to score with a powerful header on 14 minutes.

He then slid a ball across for Matt Crooks, who had made a darting run into the box.

And then just before half-time, Giles put in another quality delivery, this time for Riley McGree to head home.

In their match report, Teesside Live wrote: “Every time the 22-year-old got the ball he looked like making something happen, and that’s pretty much what he did as he laid all three of Boro’s first half goals on, while providing other wicked deliveries too.

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“Boro need strikers, we all know that, but Boro’s attack looks like it’s going to be considerably better in the upcoming season if Giles can keep his form at this level.”

Wolves have high hopes for Giles this season.

Last term, he made a fantastic start with Cardiff City, making nine assists in 21 appearances.

Wolves recalled him in January to provide some extra cover for the first-team, but he didn’t ultimately get any minutes.

The club then sent him to Blackburn Rovers for the remainder of the campaign, where he struggled to regain his form.

Wolves star Giles shows Boro fans what he’s all about with three assists

Boro fans can expect many more assists from Giles this season.

The youngster’s best trait is his ability to deliver a ball into the box.

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Last year, Scott Sellars described Giles as one of the best young crossers of the ball in the country.

Hopefully, Giles can immediately build on his showing against Morecambe, and establish himself as an undroppable player under Wilder.