Date of birth
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Ryan signed for the Grecians in January 2019 from Scottish side Motherwell.
He came through the youth ranks with Carlisle United where he worked with current City assistant manager, Eric Kinder.
After departing Carlisle in 2011 permanently, 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 the Grecians.
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 as he found the net against the likes of Crawley Town, Stevenage and Oldham Athletic.