Shrewsbury Town's Ryan Giles happy with double swoop

By Lewis Cox | Shrewsbury Town FC | Published:

Newly-capped Town loan star Ryan Giles reckons Shrewsbury’s deadline day double capture will bring something new to Sam Ricketts’ squad.

Ryan Giles (AMA)

Giles, 19, was away training with England Under-20s when Town sealed the loan of Callum Lang and transfer of Jason Cummings last week.

The Wolves teenager, with Shrewsbury for the season, made his international bow at Montgomery Waters Meadow on Thursday evening and is with England for today’s clash against Switzerland in Basel.

He will link back up with his team-mates, including Grenada stars Aaron Pierre and Omar Beckles, on Thursday for a first look at new forward pair Lang, 21, and Cummings, 24, who Giles believes brings different attributes to the table.

“I didn’t really see the (transfer) news until later on because I was training but it’s good to bring in new faces,” said Giles, who has been playing left wing-back for Shrewsbury, but a more attacking left wing position for the Young Lions.

“I think they pose something different to what we have already, which you need in a squad.

“It gives competition for us players as well, which you need in the team, it’s good healthy competition.

“I’m sure the two lads that we’ve brought in will pose something different to what we had already.

“I look forward to getting in to meeting them, I haven’t met or spoke to them yet, I’m looking forward to seeing what they are about.”


Giles, match-winner on the opening day against Portsmouth, played every minute of League One action for Ricketts’ side this season before coming off as a 64th-minute sub in the latest league game at Ipswich.

The Telford-born speedster feels he is thriving with the different challenges that regular competitive league football brings.

“Every team is different in League One that I’ve come across so far. Some teams want to put you on the back foot straight away and go long,” Giles, a former AFC Telford loanee, said.

“And you get some teams that like to play football, there’s different tests in League One and I’m delighted to come in and get the game time I’ve had.

“For me, it’s trying to keep that consistent level.

“Yes, I had a great start against Portsmouth, but that’s gone now, you’ve go to go on to the next game and try to keep that consistent level to get the results.”

Lewis Cox

By Lewis Cox
Multi-Media Sports Journalist - @lewiscox_star

Sports reporter with the Express & Star and Shropshire Star. Covering Shrewsbury Town and with a keen eye for non-league and grassroots.


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