Date of birth
Wing-back Ryan Giles signed for the Hatters from Wolves for an undisclosed fee in July 2023.
Born in Telford in January 2000, Giles’ footballing education began at Wolves. Progressing through the ranks at Molineux, he was named Academy Player of the Year in 2018.
His first taste of senior football came thanks to Rob Edwards, who took him on loan at hometown club AFC Telford in 2018, where his two goals and seven assists in nine matches helped the Bucks avoid relegation from National League North.
Giles had a birthday present to remember when he turned 19 in January 2019 when he was given his Wolves debut in an FA Cup tie against Shrewsbury – the club he would then move to the following campaign on-loan. The 2018/19 campaign saw Ryan help Wolves Under-23s win the Premier League 2 with Edwards at the helm.
He began the 2019/20 season with the Shrews, making 19 appearances in League 1. His displays with the Shrews led to him signing for Coventry on loan before the season was curtailed due to the outbreak of Covid.
When football restarted in 2020/21 Giles returned to Coventry, joining the Sky Blues in the Championship following their promotion, appearing 19 times in league action during the first half of that season before ending the campaign with Rotherham, where he featured 23 times and scored twice.
Two loans in the Championship followed for Ryan in 2021/22 at Cardiff and Blackburn where he continued to impress with his performance down the left flank.
2022/23 proved to be a real breakthrough season for Giles, making 48 appearances in all competitions on loan at Middlesbrough as Boro finished in fourth place.