Ryan Giggs backs Manchester United winger Dan James to respond well to losing his place in the side in the latter stages of last season.
Despite a promising start, young prodigy Mason Greenwood swooped in to take James’ place after proving his goalscoring threat from the right-wing.
Ahead of the new season, James faces stiff competition to gain back a starting berth, however, United icon Giggs says the winger will step up to the challenge.
‘Dan didn’t play as much towards the end of the season, but sometimes in the long run that can help you,’ Giggs said.
‘He might not like it [being out of the team] and might want to be involved.
‘But knowing Dan, the way he trains and his attitude, he will come through and be all the better for it. You can have a different perspective of things.’
James will likely get game time when Wales take on Finland and Bulgaria in the Nations League this week, and his international manager Giggs says it’s a good chance for the forward to get back up to scratch.
‘I think sometimes the players that don’t necessarily play all the time for their clubs, it gives them a chance to get some minutes,’ Giggs added.
‘It is a chance to try and get some form to go back to their clubs and show them what they can do.
‘He has always been great when he has come into camp, he has always turned up in the right frame of mind.’