Loan monitoring | Giles aims for Rotherham’s survival
The 21-year-old is off to a good loan start with the Millers, having scored two goals in six league appearances. Giles moved to Yorkshire club from Coventry City in late January, the same day his 21st birthday, and now hopes to have more minutes under his belt, as he seeks to help them in their fight against the Fall.
By making the change
“I think that’s a really big step for any player when you change clubs because you have to adapt quickly. You have to adapt quickly to what the manager wants because each team has a different style of play.
“For me, by moving, Rotherham is much further away than Coventry was from his home. So it’s also about adapting to social life and finding a place to live. It’s a big step for any player, especially if it’s in the short term.
“The purpose of the loan is to play games and to impress. It’s always tough, but I think it’s part of the job and you need to be prepared in the best possible way and in good shape. “
By settling down
“I knew the move was coming – there was talk about it, so I was on the right track when it came to finding a place to stay and making it as quiet as possible for me. have made an appearance in every game since I arrived and have already scored two goals so it’s a good start.
To make a deal on his birthday
“It was a very eventful day. You kind of forget it’s your birthday because you’re taking care of the transfer. It was a busy day. I kind of had to put my birthday aside as football takes over because at the end of the day it’s more important.
“It’s crazy, but it’s funny when you look back and say, ‘Oh, that day was my birthday.’ I got to celebrate and kept going, so that’s great.
On his goal contributions
“Getting off to a good start is important and I think first impressions in anything in life are huge. I started well. I came in the last six minutes against Middlesbrough and managed to come up and score.
“It’s extra pressure when you come in and you’re in the goal within six minutes of your debut. There is pressure to put the ball in the net, but luckily I put it in, and it gave me a huge boost of confidence to keep going.
“From a fan’s perspective, I think it gives a good impression that I scored for the team right away.”
On his aspirations for the season
“For the club, I would like to help them stay in the division, that’s the main goal.
“From an individual’s point of view, I came in, I contributed two goals and it gave me the confidence to get more, be it goals or assists, wins and of course more. of playing time. I’m here for the experience, so having minutes under my belt is most important. “
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On the way to the championship
“I think League One is a very difficult division; it offers something completely different in every aspect. The biggest difference between League One and the Championship is probably the quality of the opposition and the quality of the players.
“Sometimes the quality of the league players, in my opinion, could be that of the Premier League players and I think that says a lot.
“The speed of the game too, a lot of the championship players are really good athletes who are fitter, stronger, and could go on for 90 minutes at the same intensity, so I would say that is definitely the biggest difference. “
On his versatility in positions
“I think it’s very beneficial because after getting to know the manager and the team, they like to change systems and don’t stick to just one system.
“When they want to change formation, and that formation uses wingers or a full-back, I can contribute from that sense, so I think it’s really beneficial to be versatile and to be able to contribute in several positions. “
On the competition for places in Rotherham
“There are a lot of players who have good depth at Rotherham, they also have very good individual players. The depth of the team brings good competition and that’s good because it brings out the best in players.
“In my position here on loan my focus is to play games and try to play – with that comes healthy competition from their contracted players in the squad. I think that also helps to shoot the best of me.
“I’m against someone in the same position as me adding something different, so it’s about getting the best out of each other and getting the best out of yourself.”
By getting more minutes to his credit
“I’m on loan here because I want to strive to get into the Wolves squad, I have to do it by playing – that’s the way to improve it. The only way to start more is to focus on the tasks at hand each day, take each day as it comes, and make sure I go each day doing everything to the best of my ability.
“I believe in my abilities and I think it gives me the best opportunity to get the games every week and then put myself forward with Wolves. What I’m working on in terms of mindset is staying focused and getting on with the task at hand.
“Then we play at Norwich and it’s a very good team that came out of the Premier League, their squad hasn’t really changed from last season, so you can probably say it’s a Premier League.
“It’s a great test for me too to play against players who have played in the Premier League. I am very looking forward to it and hope we can achieve a positive result.
On his future of Wolves
“I just signed a new contract with the club. They trusted me a lot and at the end of the day I want to pay it back. I talk to them a lot. I’m talking to Seyi Olofinjana and Scott Sellars. They follow my progress and always watch my clips and give me feedback.
“It’s nice to have this close connection and to feel that they really care too. This is really great because it gives me the boost I need, the support and the guidance I need to keep my cool and keep improving.
“My biggest aspiration would be to play for Wolves. I have been involved with the club since I was eight years old. This is my long term goal.
Elsewhere on loan
- Meritan Shabani scored the winning goal in overtime for his current side, VVV-Venlo, to send them to the Dutch Cup semi-finals.
- Leo Bonatini, Toti Gomes, and Oscar buur it all started for Grasshoppers as they increased their lead at the top of the Swiss Challenge rankings. Bonatini contributed with a goal for the home team.
- Christian Herc scored a first-half goal for Karviná as they came close to failing against Czech giants Sparta Prague in a seven-goal thriller.
By Nikita Gomes Henschl