Ryan joined Go–Pro Sports Football Academy Dubai in 2012 and was a huge part of the academy until 2016. Ryan started as an U10 and possessed great speed and was a tenacious midfielder who was that versatile you could play him in numerous positions. Ryan won various competitions across Dubai including the Super Cup, which he won a record 4 times. Ryan moved to Moorland school in Clitheroe in 2016 and had trials with Blackburn Rovers and Burnley. Impressing in both trials he decided to sign with League two club Accrington Stanley where he knew he would get more opportunities. He has now been an integral part of the U18s and has also represented the U23s after signing a two year scholarship contract.