Ryan Giles Joins Rotherham United From Wolverhampton Wanderers
Giles Becomes First January Signing for Rotherham
Left-wing-back Ryan Giles is Paul Warne’s first signing of the window. The 21-year-old will stay with the Millers until the end of the season.
Having come up through Wolves’ academy, Giles has enjoyed loan spells with AFC Telford, Shrewsbury Town and Coventry City. He was with the Sky Blues for the first half of this season, where the former England U20 international made 21 appearances.
The 2018 Wolves Academy Player of the Year award was also a part of the Coventry side that finished above Rotherham in League One last season but was limited to just one league appearance before the season was curtailed.
The left-back can play as a wing-back as well as on the left-hand side of midfield, giving Warne some much-needed depth to the squad.
What Was Said
Speaking to the clubs’ official website, Giles said: “It’s been a whirlwind 24 hours, but I’m delighted to be here now.
“I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Coventry City and I thank them for giving me the opportunity, but I thought it was time for another challenge and I’m definitely looking forward to it.
“I spoke to the manager before joining and had good conversations with him and Richie Barker the assistant manager, I was really impressed with what they said, what they are after and I’m buzzing to come in, hopefully, I can hit the ground running.
“When you come on loan it’s to get the experience and the minutes. Whatever happens, I’ll give my full commitment to the team 100%, whether that is on the pitch or the sidelines. I’m here to get as many minutes as possible, but ultimately it’s for the team.
“Being able to listen and learn from new voices is another important step forward in my development, as I said, I enjoyed my time with Coventry City and I feel like it has made me into a better player but I’m looking forward to the challenge ahead with Rotherham United.”