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INTERVIEW: Ryan Giles Wants To Hit The Ground Running

Giles arrived on loan on transfer deadline day from Wolverhampton Wanderers...

13 February 2020

Ryan Giles wants to “hit the ground running” with the Sky Blues after signing on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers on deadline day.

The 20-year-old spent time on loan with fellow Sky Bet League One side Shrewsbury Town during the first half of the season, making 19 league appearances for the Shrews.

Giles said: “It’s good to be here, I’m enjoying myself so far, the boys have been really good with me and made me feel really welcome so I’m happy to be here and looking forward to hitting the ground running.

“This is football at the end of the day, it doesn’t feel too strange, new chapters can happen very quickly, I just have to keep my feet grounded and go for it really.”

Giles featured in Shrewsbury’s 2-1 win against the Sky Blues back in December, setting-up the Shrews winning goal, and was impressed with City’s performance.

“I came on in the last 20 minutes and just did what I had to do really, it was a good game to be involved in and Coventry did very well when they went there, Shrewsbury just about did enough to get over the line.

“The way they’ve played this season and where they’re at in the table was a big reason why I came here.

“They play very attractive football and it was something I was keen to get involved in, you can see within the team that they have a good philosophy and move the ball very, very well and that was something that really attracted me.”

The youngster wants to embrace his move to the club and knows he will have to earn his place in Mark Robins side if he is able to make a positive impression during his time with the club.

“It’s all down to the manager and the staff, I’m just here to work hard and I want to earn my place, as long as I’m on the pitch, wherever that may be, I’m happy at the end of the day.

“I like to think I’m more of a winger or wing-back, I like to get the ball out wide, take players on, get crosses in the box and make things happen, but as long as I’m playing, I’m happy.

“I just want to enjoy myself, embrace the experience, work as hard as I possibly can and get as many games under my belt as I can and leave an impression, they’re the targets I’ve set myself to achieve.

“Promotion would put the icing on the cake, a big reason for me coming here was due to where they are in the table and the way they’re playing.”

His move materialised on transfer deadline day following talks with manager Robins as well as a chat with former City man Bright Enobakhare who played with Giles at parent club Wolves.

“The move was going on throughout the day, Coventry showed some interest, I had a good chat with the manager, and I liked what I heard.

“There was other interest, but I had to make a decision and after speaking to the manager, I had a little look around and I was happy with what I saw and that was the reason I wanted to come here.

“It’s nice to be wanted, but you have you have to stay grounded and make a decision based on what is best for you and that’s the reason why I came here.

“I had a little chat with Bright and he said it was a great club and he had a great spell here, so he was full of praise for the club.”


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