Ryan Scanlon
Ryan Scanlon
Ryan Scanlon
● Ryan Scanlon, 2009 (MFC)

born in Scotland

Ryan Scanlon was born on Friday, 29th May, 1992, in Glasgow.

The midfielder was a trialist for Jackie McNamara's Thistle in July, 2011, having most recently been with Motherwell.

Aged 19, he made his only appearance on Tuesday, 19th July, 2011, in a 4-1 friendly defeat away to Dumbarton.

There were no goals for Ryan in his one-off appearance for Thistle.

At December, 2019, Ryan's club-list included Ross County, Motherwell, Partick Thistle, Bradford City, Bo'ness United, Berwick Rangers, Clydebank, Vale of Leithen, Pollok, Vale of Clyde, Cambuslang Rangers, Fauldhouse Amateurs and Shettleston Juniors.

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He was a Motherwell boy who went to Dalziel High School, but he somehow slipped the net in his hometown and headed northwards, initially with the Aberdeen youth academy, before joining in with Ross County at U-20 level. The left-sided midfielder was one of their standout players, but was struggling to settle in the north, and so the 17-year-old eventually made it to Fir Park in September 2009. Two seasons there passed without a first team breakthrough and he landed at Firhill for a trial in July 2011. 686 were at the Rock to see it on the evening of Tuesday, 19th July. A very inexperienced Thistle side had a few half chances before Dumbarton took the lead in-off a post (27). The home team had most of the play but a soft penalty by Kieran Burns (61) made it 1-1. A free-kick 7 mins later made it 2-1 and 2 goals in the last 8 mins made it comprehensive as Thistle's young line-up faded.

Ryan trained with Bradford City for a while after that, but didn't get fixed up long term. He was back up the road within a couple of months and signed with junior outfit Bo'ness United. On 19th November 2011, he made his debut in a Scottish Cup tie at home to Cowdenbeath, who were top of the Second Division at the time. Alas, it was one to forget for Ryan as he was dismissed midway through the first half after picking up his second booking. The Blue Brazil made their advantage pay shortly afterwards when Jon Robertson nodded in. As the Scotsman tells, Scott Linton doubled the lead just after the hour mark, and Bo’ness’s miserable day was completed when Stuart Hunter was red-carded after kicking the ball at the grounded Lewis Coult when a penalty was awarded close to the final whistle. Coult ignored what had gone on to knock in the spot kick.

Ryan played for a great many clubs thereafter at senior, junior and amateur levels. He signed with Shettleston Juniors for season 2017-18, after which his trail goes cold.


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