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READ | Ryan ready to seize Rotherham opportunity

26 January 2021

Rotherham United’s latest loan signing Ryan Giles admits he’s looking forward to testing himself again with a new club in the Sky Bet Championship, having already enjoyed a temporary loan switch in the second tier with Coventry City.

Giles who joins the Millers following a long pursuit from boss Paul Warne, takes on a fresh challenge in South Yorkshire, having been recalled from Wolverhampton Wanderers in the January transfer window, with Warne’s side being the beneficiaries of his return to Molineux.

The 21-year-old, who is comfortable operating anywhere on the left flank, revealed he had positive conversations with the manager and the rest of the coaching staff prior to his arrival at Roundwood.

“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,” Giles told

“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."

Ryan Giles

“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.”

Like any new recruit, Giles has been subject to a personality assessment from the manager and also briefed on the high standards expected while wearing a Rotherham United shirt, something he stressed he fully buys into.

“That was something that was discussed during my conversation with the manager, he wanted to buy into me and of course I wanted to repay that faith,” he explained.

“The best teams run at the end of the day, that is the way the games is going. You have to be fit, strong and powerful, that is something I’m hoping to bring to the team."

Ryan Giles

“The team are great and work really hard, which is something I want to buy into as well, I want to come here, work as hard as I possibly can and hopefully contribute to the team as much as possible.”

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