Bye Bye Brunty
January 21, 2015
Short and sweet. This is how Ryan’s career with Bristol Rovers may be summarised. He will always be remembered for his 90th minute winner on his home debut against Edgar David’s Barnet.
He was signed by John Ward on a two-and-a-half year contract from Stoke in January 2013.
His very late winning goal from the Ollie Norburn corner in that Friday night match in February 2013 in front of 8,500 fans will live long in the memory.
Whenever Ryan scored a goal Bristol Rovers won the match. It is a shame that his selfless running, long-throw skills and excellent hold-up play was not in evidence more often for Bristol Rovers.
Having been released by Bristol Rovers on Tuesday 21st January he has now become a free agent and he is being linked with a move to Plymouth Argyle on a permanent basis.
A striker, Ryan is in the process of agreeing an 18-month contract with Plymouth Argyle. The 21-year-old is expected to finalise his move to the Pilgrims at Home Park on Wednesday 22nd January. He has been allocated the squad number of 28 by Argyle.
Hindered by injuries, Ryan has had only limited involvement in first team football at Rovers this season. He made a total of five starts and two substitute appearances for Bristol Rovers during the 2014/15 season.
Ryan has had loan spells this season with two League clubs this term, without scoring for either. He played six times for York City before making five appearances in an injury-curtailed stint at Stevenage Borough.
His last game for Stevenage was in a 3-2 home win against Cambridge United on December 28. He was very impressive during his loan spell with Stevenage and played his part in kick starting their upturn in results.
If Ryan can manage to keep clear of injuries he may well prove to be an excellent signing for the Pilgrims.