Wolves wing-back Ryan Giles last night completed a loan move to Blackburn Rovers.
The 22-year-old has headed back to the Championship, having spent the first half of 2021/22 with Cardiff City.
Giles has been with Bruno Lage’s first-team for the past few weeks, working with the squad and providing a bit of cover.
He made the matchday squads against Sheffield United, Southampton and Brentford, but didn’t get any minutes.
Ultimately Rayan Ait-Nouri featured at left wing-back for those games.
The club have taken the decision to loan Giles out again, and have sent him to a team that is currently chasing promotion to the Premier League.
Blackburn are second in the Championship and are looking to get back into the top-flight for the first time since their relegation back in 2012.
They definitely have a good chance, and they have potentially now really boosted their chances with the loan signing of Giles.
Rovers boss Tony Mowbray is certainly pleased with the capture.
He told the club’s official website: “The quality of his left foot is an ingredient that will help the team immensely.
“I’ve seen he’s got nine assists from his time on loan at Cardiff in the first half of the season, basically because of the quality of his set-pieces.
“He’s a good player, he played for Coventry against us, Rotherham against us and also Cardiff. He’s got a wonderfully cultured left foot, he’s a good footballer and he’s athletic, he’s just what we require.”
Ryan Giles to Blackburn a great move for all parties
Hopefully Giles can hit the ground running nice and quickly at Ewood Park.
Obviously he spent the first half of the campaign at Cardiff, so he knows the nature of the division.
It will potentially be a really good experience for him to be a part of a team pushing for promotion.
Mowbray seems to be very happy with the signing. Hopefully he’ll hand the youngster plenty of minutes going forwards.
Giles is a player who is very much on Bruno Lage’s radar. The manager wants him to make the most of his loan and then return to Molineux to fight for his place.