Wolverhampton Wanderers confirmed at the beginning of the week that highly rated Academy graduate Ryan Giles would spend the season away from the Molineux as he’s now completed a loan deal out with League One side Shrewsbury Town.
Wolves confirmed the move on Monday and it’s a good choice of club for the 19-year-old youngster as he made his senior debut against them last season in the FA Cup. Whilst senior game time was obviously limited, he continued his development in Rob Edwards’ Under 23 side, featuring 19 times as we won promotion to the Premier League 2 Division 1.
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In the EFL Trophy competition last season he technically made his senior bow, featuring three times, scoring once against Lincoln. (He also scored from the penalty spot in one of the shootouts).
Speaking to the Official Website as he made his move, Academy manager Scott Sellars credited former defender Sam Ricketts as being pivotal to the move.
“Sam did a big sell on wanting ‘Gilo’ and explained how he’d knit into how they wanted to play and how he fits in as a wing-back, so for his continued development I think it will be excellent. To be involved in a first-team every day is important. He’s got to cement a place in the team, there’s no guarantees, but to be in that environment is the perfect next step for him. From our point of view, it’s not far away for him, so he can live at home. Sam coached in our Academy, so knows ‘Gilo’ and we know what Sam is like as a coach and how he wants to play, so it all makes sense and is hopefully the start of a good relationship between the two clubs.”
Hopefully, it’ll be a good spell for the lad and he’ll come back far stronger for it.