1147 Ryan Giles

Biography

Attacking full back Ryan Giles joined the Tigers on a half season loan in January 2024, leaving Premier League side Luton Town after only six months at Kenilworth Road and going straight into Liam Rosenior’s play-off chasing first eleven. Ryan created his first Tigers goal when delivering a low cross at Rotherham that Noah Ohio converted, precipitating much cavorting in the away end. He continued to pose a threat down the left side until an April Fools Day injury at Leeds United curtailed his season. He returned two weeks later and ended the season in an impact substitute role.

Ryan John Giles was born in the St George’s district of Telford new town in Shropshire and played in the academy of Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers from a young age.  He was the 2017/18 Wolves’ Academy Player of the Season and ended that season on loan at National League North side AFC Telford United, his hometown club, where he scored twice in 9 appearances.  Ryan signed his first professional contract in July 2018 and made his senior debut in a September 2018 EFL Trophy tie against Scunthorpe United.  His first senior goal came two months later in the same competition against Lincoln City and he rose from the Under-21 side to the Wolves first team in January 2019 when he started an FA Cup tie against Shrewsbury Town.

In July 2019 Giles joined League One side Shrewsbury Town on a season-long loan and scored on his August 2019 debut against Portsmouth, his only goal of a spell that extended to January 2020 and featured 25 appearances.  In January 2020 Giles was recalled by Wolves to cover for an injury to Ruben Vinagre (a swap he repeated four years later when he succeeded Vinagre at Hull City) but at the end of January he was loaned to League One side Coventry City.  His spell at Coventry was not a success and he made just one appearance.

In July 2020 Ryan returned to Coventry City, now promoted to the Championship, on a season-long loan and had a more fruitful time, making 21 appearances before again being recalled by Wolves in January 2021.  Days later Ryan was loaned to another Championship side, Rotherham United, for the rest of the season where he scored twice in 23 appearances.  The 2021/22 season followed what was now a familiar path – in July 2021 he joined Championship side Cardiff City on a season long loan and made 21 appearances, contributing numerous assists from an attacking left back position.  In January 2022 he was recalled and immediately loaned to Championship rivals Blackburn Rovers for the rest of the season, making 11 appearances.

In June 2022 Ryan joined Championship side Middlesbrough on a season-long loan.  This time he stayed at the Riverside Stadium for the entire season in what became his breakout year, making 48 appearances in all competitions as Boro reached the end of season play-offs only to be eliminated in the semi-finals by his former side Coventry City.  His twelve assists that season alerted several clubs to his attacking talent and in July 2023 he left Wolverhampton Wanderers, his club for 15 years, and joined newly promoted Premier League side Luton Town for a fee reputed to be £5 million.  He made his Premier League debut in August 2023 against Brighton & Hove Albion but as the season progressed he struggled to usurp Alfie Doughty from the Luton left back berth.  He had made 14 appearances for Luton when he joined Hull City on loan in January 2024.

In September and October 2019 Giles made four appearances for England’s Under-20 side, debuting against Netherlands and also playing against Switzerland, Italy and Czechia.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 26 January 2000, Telford
Hull City First Game: 3 February 2024, Millwall H (Championship), 24 years, 8 days old
Hull City Final Game: 4 May 2024, Plymouth Argyle A (Championship), 24 years, 99 days old

Clubs

Wolverhampton Wanderers (2016-2023), AFC Telford United (2018, loan), Shrewsbury Town (2019-2020, loan), Coventry City (2020, loan), Coventry City (2020-2021, loan), Rotherham United (2021, loan), Cardiff City (2021-2022, loan), Blackburn Rovers (2022, loan), Middlesbrough (2022-2023, loan), Luton Town (2023-current), Hull City (2024, loan)

Hull City Record

Career: 17 apps, 0 goals

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