Giles makes a new loan move

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The Wolves Academy product has risen through the club ranks to consistently impress at Championship level in recent years, and the move to Riverside will provide an opportunity to develop further.

Boro’s move will be the eighth temporary change in Giles’ career and fifth in the Championship, following loans to Coventry City, Rotherham United, Cardiff City and Blackburn Rovers in recent years.

At the turn of 2022, the wide man topped the division charts for assists in South Wales, before proving a further 11 times with Blackburn in the second half of the campaign.

Now the 22-year-old, who made his senior debut for Wolves in January 2019, joins forces with Chris Wilder and Boro as they seek a return to the Premier League after narrowly missing out on the Championship play-offs of last season.

Director of Strategic Player Marketing Matt Jackson said: “It’s part of football education. ‘Gilo’ has played at the top of the Championship and knows he adapts comfortably to it, so we challenged him to have the impact at Middlesbrough that Morgan [Gibbs-White] had at Sheffield United last season.

“It’s a level he’s comfortable with. He left for a big club, with brilliant facilities and we love the culture, with a manager who has experienced the highest level of the game and knows what it takes to produce Premier League players – Middlesbrough have wanted to be there ever since. a long time and Gilo really wants to be there.

“It’s going to be a compact, slightly different season for players and staff with the World Cup, so it’s great that he’s already up there. I think the Blackburn experience will benefit Gilo – he has a point to prove with the disappointments that he and the team have experienced.

“He has a certain responsibility now because he has a lot of games behind him, different experiences at different clubs, and once he becomes a senior professional he will find the level he can play at.

“He was excellent at the start of last year and had a real challenge at Blackburn after that which was good for him and his footballing maturity. He’s a great person and this is the perfect opportunity for him to continue to develop.

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