If Bruno Lage admits that his options in the Wolves senior squad are slim this season then he can only have the powers above him to blame.
After all, the Old Gold have sent no fewer than 20 individuals out on loan during the 2021/22 season.
Of course, the vast majority of those players will have no chance of making it in the Wolves first-team this term but there are a few faces who could have made an impact.
Christian Marques has long been tipped to make a senior breakthrough while Morgan Gibbs-White would offer plenty from offensive areas if he wasn’t on loan at Sheffield United.
The latter has made a fantastic impact in the Championship so far and has two goals and an assist to show for his two outings so far.
However, another player making a huge splash in the second tier is Ryan Giles.
The left-sided winger has only been seen in the Wolves first team on one occasion but has been sent out on loan throughout the football league a number of times now.
Though, it now appears that Giles is making his biggest impact yet with Cardiff City.
The 21-year-old has recently sustained an injury that will rule him out for a few weeks but before picking up that problem, he was nothing short of exceptional on the flanks.
No player in the Championship has supplied more goals for their teammates than the Wolves loanee while only two players have amassed more key passes a match.
It’s been a particularly vibrant term so far for a player who could thrive in Lage’s team.
He needs players capable of providing goal-scoring opportunities and if you trust his chance creation this season, he could be phenomenal alongside Raul Jimenez.
You only need to assess words from Cardiff’s Aden Flint to understand why. The defender said a few weeks ago: “His delivery is unbelievable, it’s on the money nearly every time.
“When balls are coming in like that, it’s a dream for us big lads.”
Jimenez thrives off service like that and thus, Giles could be game-changing for Wolves further down the line. They certainly have a future gem on their hands here.