Middlesbrough signed Ryan Giles on a season-long loan from Wolves in the summer. The 23-year-old had previously spent time in the EFL Championship with Blackburn Rovers, Coventry City, and Cardiff City. Now he is into his third consecutive season in the Championship and has been one of the sensations. He is a creative force on the left side and has plenty of assists to his name. Middlesbrough are heading towards promotion in the current season. They are a very attacking side, and a lot of players have contributed to their success in the current season. We look at some of the stats of Ryan Giles that show why he is a creative force on the team.
An attacking full-back
Ryan Giles plays as a left-back for Middlesbrough. He has appeared in 35 league matches and has spent 93% of Middlesbrough’s available minutes in the league. His creativity has added nine assists to his name in the current season. The above viz shows the percentile rank of the player in comparison to other left-backs in the EFL Championship. Ryan Giles is lacking on the defensive side, but he is ranked decently in the possession and attacking departments.
Last season, the player spent the first half of the season on loan at Cardiff City. He then spent the second half of the season at Blackburn Rovers. Ryan Giles featured mostly as a left wing-back. He played 32 matches and provided ten assists. His percentile rank from the last season shows that Giles was ranked highly for winning defensive duels and dribbles.
The king of assists
The 23-year-old has been a creative force from the left side. He has nine assists to his name and that is very encouraging for Wolves and Boro. Ryan Giles is active on corner duties and delivers crosses that have led to a few goals this season. The 23-year-old has 64 shot assists to his name in the current season. By looking at the above viz we can observe that Giles delivers constant deliveries into the penalty box and these have found a teammate on numerous occasions.
Last season Ryan Giles had ten assists to his name. He provided 58 shot assists and these were delivered to similar zones. His creativity in both seasons is really encouraging for Wolves and they will be happy with the progress made by the 23-year-old in his spells in the EFL Championship.
Fearless runner on the left-flank
Ryan Giles is a fearless runner on the left flank. The 23-year-old averages 2.49 progressive runs and most of them have been made from near the halfway mark. While making these progressive runs and getting forward, Giles attempts 6.15 dribbles and enjoys a success rate of 59.6%. The player also delivers constant crosses into the opposition penalty box and a few of them leads to an assist. He averages 8.4 crosses per 90 minutes and enjoys a success rate of 34%.
Ryan Giles attacking displays allow him to make high regains. He averages 4.27 recoveries per 90 minutes and 40.2% of them have been made in the attacking half. These include nine dangerous recoveries. Ryan Giles makes these recoveries and delivers passes into the opposition penalty box. He has been a sensation on the left flank.
As per the 1×2 betting odds, the odds for Middlesbrough will lower when Giles is playing on the team. The over lines are expected to thrive as he is a creative force and can create goals for his side.
Ryan Giles is an upcoming left-back in England. He has been consistent in the last two seasons and is likely to make his English Premier League debut next season. The 23-year-old will look to take his side to the top division by delivering these performances on the field.
Visuals via TFA data viz engine