Another close season signing Ryan turned professional at Port Vale in April 2013 having initially been an academy player at Stoke City. In a five-year career there he made 28 appearances, mainly last season, plus various loan spells at Worcester City, Newcastle and Macclesfield. In 2013 he had a trial at Fulham. He is particularly highly regarded for his kicking ability.
Strangely, he did not start out as a goalkeeper “I used to play outfield, and during a tournament, our keeper got injured and I was forced to go in goal. "
However, with Vale having two other contracted keepers, Ryan was released upon the expiry of his contract in May this year.