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Ryan Giles Post England

6 September 2019


Ryan Giles Post England

6 September 2019

The Montgomery Waters Meadow hosted England and Netherlands U20s in an international match.

Town loanee Ryan Giles was in the England U20s and made his debut for the Young Lions.

Gilo played for 66 minutes of the game that ended 0-0 and he really enjoyed making his Young Lions debut.

"It was a good game and I thought Holland were exceptionally good on the ball and they got us working", said Ryan.

"I was happy with my performance and thought I did well.

"It's new to me coming into England and playing in a new system and playing in a position I'm not used to playing.

"I've been playing the wing-back role with Shrewsbury but I've enjoyed it his evening.

"To make my international debut and get international cap tops it all off."

With the game being played at the Montgomery Waters Meadow made Ryan's debut that little bit more special.

"It was brilliant to play here and I got an excellent reception which was really nice", said Ryan.

"That gave me a boost to go into that game and it was really nice to play here."

It's been a big season for Ryan who joined Town on a season-long loan. He has been a regular in the Town defence and has now pushed into the England U20 squad.

"It's just a case of keep working hard and I'm learning every day, whether that is with Shrewsbury or with England", said Ryan.

"I've come to Shrewsbury and I've learnt so much over the last couple of months.

"Gelling with different people and learning off other people which is making me better.

"It's a case of keep just keep going, keep doing well as I can and once I've come away from my spell with England I'll come back here and keep going."

The England squad is packed with exceptional players and it's an environment that Ryan thinks will help him to develop.

"There are some really exceptional players on the ball and that helps you and makes you better on the ball as well", said Ryan.

"There are different things I need to work on but with all the attributes I've got from both England and Shrewsbury hopefully those will make me a better player.'

It's common for players to swap shirts after games but Ryan is keeping his on what was a proud night for him and for his family.

"I think I'll keep the England shirt as it's a special day and something to put in the memory books", said Ryan.

"All my family were here, my dad, my mum, brother, my granddad they were all here

"The support from them has been fantastic all the way through my journey.

"I can't thank them enough because without them I wouldn't be where I am today.

"I've had some good highlight through my career so far like making my debut for Wolves, coming and playing for Shrewsbury and now making my debut for England, it's all coming well I've just got to keep going and working hard."

The Young Lions now look ahead to the second game with a trip to Switzerland. It will be a new experience for Ryan but one he is looking forward to.

"We travel tomorrow and it's a case of going out there and doing some recovery with the boys who have played here tonight", said Ryan.

"We will then prepare for the game with Switzerland and hopefully we can get a good result."


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