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Marcal has work to do to earn new Wolves deal as Lage eyes Giles for first-team

Ryan Giles will now finish the season with Blackburn Rovers after completing a deadline day loan move from Wolves.

The wing-back has gone back to the Championship, after beginning the campaign with Cardiff City.

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Giles was recalled by Wolves for a few weeks in January. But he didn’t end up getting any minutes for the first-team.

As a result, the club decided to send him back out on loan. Hopefully at Ewood Park, he will hit the ground running.

Giles thrived at Cardiff, helping himself to nine assists before departing.

He is a clearly a young player with good potential, and he is on Bruno Lage’s radar. The 22-year-old has said that the 45-year-old had taken a liking to him while he was back at Compton Park.

Reports have suggest Lage is keen for Giles to return to the club in the summer to challenge for a first-team place.

Presumably, the boss will ask to be kept informed about Giles’ progress.

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With Lage a fan of Giles, one wonders if the pressure could now be on for Fernando Marcal at Wolves.

The Brazilian has enjoyed a pretty good second season so far on the whole.

He’s currently behind Rayan Ait-Nouri in the pecking order. But he has turned out some solid performances, especially in the first couple of months of the season.

But he has again had some injuries problems, and now Jonny Castro Otto is about to return to action after recovering from a serious knee injury.

With Lage closely following Giles, the pressure might be on for him to earn an extension.

Marcal has work to do to earn a contract extension at Wolves

Marcal’s current deal expires at the end of the season. He is one of four Wolves players the board need to take a decision on.

At the moment, it’s probably touch-and-go whether he gets an extension.

He turns 33 later this month, and left wing-back is looking well covered now.

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Jonny should return to action this month, which increase the competition.

And Giles will be featuring for Blackburn and we know that Lage is a fan of the youngster.

It might just be that £35,000-a-week star Marcal (Spotrac) could depart on a free this summer, unless he really proves his worth.