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How ‘fantastic club’ Cardiff City and ‘excellent’ Mick McCarthy won Wolves over in race for Ryan Giles

Wolves chief Scott Sellars has heaped praise on Cardiff City and believes the “excellent” coaching duo of Mick McCarthy and Terry Connor helped sway the decision to allow Ryan Giles to join the Bluebirds.

On Tuesday, Giles was announced as the Bluebirds’ fourth summer signing after the permanent arrivals of James Collins, Mark McGuinness and Ryan Wintle.

Giles will prop up City’s options on the left-hand side, most likely challenging Joel Bagan for that left wing-back role favoured by McCarthy.

But the race for his signature is understood to have been hotly contested, with a number of Championship clubs having shown an interest in the 21-year-old.

And Wolves technical director Sellars has said that new Molineux manager Bruno Lage thought Cardiff was the best place for him, while he also gave an insight into what sort of player Bluebirds fans can expect next season.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity for Ryan to gain more experience after a good season at Coventry and Rotherham last year, because the Championship is a brilliant league to help a player develop for the Premier League,” Sellars said.

“Bruno has seen him work since we returned for pre-season last week and he believes this move will be the next and best step forward for Ryan.

“Cardiff are a fantastic club with a great stadium and training facilities, and with Mick and Terry, two excellent coaches and a vastly experienced management team, we hope he will get the opportunity to do what he does really well, which is take players on and cross into the box.

“His stats last year in terms of his assists and his crosses into the box, while playing for teams who were struggling, were as good as anyone in the league, so we’re hoping this move will really allow Ryan to kick on and demonstrate what he’s best at.”

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