“Before I start I’d like to thank everyone involved throughout my time at East Thurrock, especially John Coventry for giving me the opportunity in the beginning and sticking with me through all the ups and downs that non league football clubs go through. It’s one of the toughest decisions I’ve had to make and probably not one that would of come about had East Thurrock’s future not be in such doubt. Being part of a team to make history by getting into the conference south for the first time and also winning the Essex senior cup for the first time are things big things to be proud of and getting players player and managers player of the season also very proud moments for me. Sadly all good things do come to an end and I wish the team well until the end of the season.”
“It’s a massive opportunity joining Concord and one I’m grateful for so thanks to Adam and Scopesy for getting it done. I knew they had high hopes and a very professional approach having met them in the summer to discuss possibly signing then but it wasn’t to be at that time. They have made some great signings and probably surprised many with what they have done so far but there’s still a long way to go. That’s where I hope to bring experience at this level to a good young squad on the brink of Wembley. It’s an exciting time for the club and I’m sure the atmosphere within the dressing room will be buzzing come tomorrow at Chelmsford. Hopefully I can make an instant impact and hit the ground running this late in the season to secure the clubs safety at this level for another year and assist the squad any way possible in the cup games even though I can’t play. Think that’s enough said … hopefully the football can do the talking.”
Ryan with some lovely words to all at East Thurrock Utd and I for one will look forward to helping him be successful with us at Concord Rangers beginning with a visit to Chelmsford City tomorrow afternoon.
Welcome to Concord Ryan.