Date of birth
Ryan signed for Salop in June 2021 from Sky Bet League Two outfit Exeter City - and had his stay extended in the summer of 2023 when the club activated an option in his contract.
The forward came through the youth ranks with Carlisle United. After departing Carlisle in 2011, he made the move to Darlington where he would spend one season before joining Hereford United.
Despite making a host of appearances in the 2012/13 season, he then opted to join York City before his first spell in Devon arrived in 2014. The striker spent one season with Torquay United where he netted 12 times in 37 appearances before moving back north to Gateshead.
The striker would then arrive in Scottish football in 2016 where he would go on to play 86 times before heading back to Devon to join City.
Ryan's arrival at St James Park saw him put in several positive performances as he led the line for the team. His first goal for the club came when he headed home from close range against Macclesfield Town before he quickly added his second with a well-taken finish.
That preceded a good run of goal-scoring form towards the end of that season before he started netting his match-winners in the 2019/20 campaign.
After scoring 13 goals in his first season and then having a stunted second campaign, he was awarded the vice-captaincy by head coach Matt Taylor after impressing in pre-season ahead of 2023/24.