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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Giles attracted Bluebirds and Swans

New Hereford United signing Martyn Giles was attracting interest from Cardiff City and Swansea City before joining up at Edgar Street. Mark Jones, manager at Carmarthen Town contacted Cardiff boss Dave Jones about the possibility of a trial for Giles who has impressed in the past few seasons, IC-Wales reported around a month ago.

'Martyn was tremendous again and I'm mystified why Coca-Cola League and Championship clubs haven't come in to sign him,' said Jones. 'Of course I'd love to see Martyn stick with Carmarthen, but he should be playing far higher.

'He could play at Championship level or better. I'm convinced of that.

Giles played in the Inter-Toto Cup for Carmarthen against Finnish league leaders Tampere United where Giles played excellently in the Welsh sides defeat.

'He is strong, quick and powerful in the air. Tampere are one of the top clubs in Finland and Martyn was outstanding.'

Before being heavily linked with Cardiff, Giles also attracted interest from Swansea City according to www.swansea.vitalfootball.co.uk but Kenny Jackett denied these rumours.

In 2005, Giles was named player of the season at Carmarthen after being an ever present in the defence. Giles is capable of playing at left back or in central midfield, and is said to be able to play in midfield or even up front if need be. On the 18th July, the Official Carmarthen Town website reported that Martyn Giles scored for Carmarthen in their game against Swansea but also reported that he had been on trial at Hereford. The following comes from http://www.carmarthentownafc.net/

And Town rocked the visitors with an early brace when Town defender Giles struck home after Willy Gueret failed to deal with the high ball and it rebounded off the post to the 'Bulls' trialist.