Wolverhampton Wanderers youngster Ryan Giles came in for praise yesterday, despite a heavy defeat for Cardiff City.
The Bluebirds were thumped 5-1 by Blackburn Rovers, which was their third loss on the spin and fifth in six games in the Championship.
Mick McCarthy’s side are struggling right now.
They are looking to gain promotion back to the Premier League, but find themselves in 13th place at the moment.
There is obviously a very long way to go, but it has not been a great start.
Despite yesterday’s hammering, young Wolves loanee Giles came in for praise from Wales Online.
The publication did a player ratings piece, and dished out several 2s and 3s.
Giles actually came on as a substitute at half-time, with Cardiff 3-0 down at that point.
He was given a 6/10, and his description read: “By far Cardiff’s best player. Only one with any sort of drive and creativity. The only positive is having him back.”
Prior to his appearance yesterday, Giles had missed the previous three Championship outings through injury.
It’s clear he is already a key player for McCarthy. So far, he has registered five assists in just six appearances. His fifth came yesterday as he set up Sean Morrison.
Encouraging signs over Giles
It is a shame that Cardiff aren’t doing too well at the moment as a team.
But it is really encouraging that Giles is giving a good account of himself.
He has clearly made a great impression so far, and seems to be establishing himself as a very promising wing-back.
Hopefully he can continue to thrive even during times of struggle for Cardiff as a collective.
Should he keep playing well, perhaps a first-team opportunity will await back at Molineux next season.