Ryan Lloyd

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Ryan Lloyd
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Lloyd warming up for Port Vale before the match against Northampton Town on 20 April 2013.
Personal information
Full name Ryan Anthony Lloyd[1]
Date of birth (1994-02-01) 1 February 1994 (age 23)
Place of birth Newcastle-under-Lyme, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[2]
Playing position Left-winger / central midfielder
Youth career
2002–2011 Port Vale
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2017 Port Vale 17 (0)
2013 Tamworth (loan) 6 (0)
2015–2016 Chester (loan) 22 (0)
2016–2017 Chester (loan) 41 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:05, 30 April 2017 (UTC).

Ryan Anthony Lloyd (born 1 February 1994) is an English football midfielder; he left Port Vale in May 2017. He helped Port Vale to secure promotion out of League Two in 2012–13, and then played on loan at Tamworth in September 2013 and Chester in the 2015–16 and 2016–17 campaigns.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Lloyd started his career in the youth ranks at Port Vale, starting in the club's under-nine side.[3] His debut came on 30 April 2011, as he came off the bench at Vale Park to replace Rob Taylor seventy minutes into a 7–2 win over Morecambe; Joe Davis also made his debut at the same time.[4] This came days before a week-long trial at Premier League side Fulham.[3] He was identified as a technically gifted player.[5] Still a youth team player in 2011–12, he made his second senior appearance in a 2–0 defeat at Whaddon Road on 19 November, replacing Doug Loft after Cheltenham Town had already made the game safe.[6] He agreed a new two-year deal with the club in June 2012.[7] He started the 2012–13 season on the bench, and assistant manager Mark Grew said his performances as a substitute "proved he's good enough" for a first team place, though he would only start a game due to suspensions or injuries to the highly impressive wing duo Ashley Vincent and Jennison Myrie-Williams.[8] Vale were promoted at the end of the season, with Lloyd largely restricted to reserve team football.

He joined Conference Premier club Tamworth on a one-month loan on 31 August 2013,[9] and made his "Lambs" debut later that day in a 3–0 defeat to Cambridge United at Abbey Stadium.[10] In total he made five starts and one substitute appearance during his spell at The Lamb Ground. At the end of the 2013–14 season he featured in Vale's Staffordshire Senior Cup final defeat to Rushall Olympic.[11] He signed a new one-year contract in June 2014.[12] He failed to make an appearance under new manager Rob Page in the 2014–15 season, but signed a new one-year contract in June 2015.[13]

He was tipped for a breakthrough season ahead of the 2015–16 campaign by youth team coach Mick Ede.[14] He joined National League club Chester on a one-month loan beginning on 24 November.[15] He found it difficult to adapt to the pace and physicality of the division, but impressed enough for Chester manager Steve Burr to extend his loan spell into until the end of the season.[16] Lloyd returned for a second loan spell at Chester in August 2016.[17] He scored his first goal in senior football on 27 August, in a 4–0 victory over Sutton United at the Deva Stadium.[18] Just two days later he scored again in a 3–1 defeat to Woking at Kingfield Stadium.[19] His performance in a 2–0 victory over Aldershot Town on 17 December was good enough to win him a place in the Non-League Team of the Week.[20] Chester manager Jon McCarthy intended to keep Lloyd beyond the expiry of his loan spell in January 2017, but admitted that other clubs had also expressed an interest in the player.[21] Divisional rivals Southport had a bid of £10,000 accepted by Port Vale chairman Norman Smurthwaite, but Lloyd rejected the move, and was allowed to rejoin Chester on loan for the remainder of the 2016–17 campaign.[22] He was released by new Port Vale manager Michael Brown in May 2017.[23]

Style of play[edit]

Port Vale manager Rob Page described Lloyd as energetic and athletic, with good vision and timing; Lloyd is able to play in central midfield despite being a natural left-winger.[24]

Statistics[edit]

As of match played 29 April 2017.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup EFL Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Port Vale 2010–11[25] League Two 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2011–12[26] League Two 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2012–13[27] League Two 6 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 7 0
2013–14[28] League One 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2014–15[29] League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015–16[30] League One 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2016–17[31] EFL League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 17 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 18 0
Tamworth (loan) 2013–14[28] Conference Premier 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Chester (loan) 2015–16[32] National League 22 0 0 0 4[b] 0 26 0
2016–17[32] National League 41 3 1 0 3[c] 0 45 3
Total 63 3 1 0 0 0 7 0 71 3
Career total 86 3 1 0 0 0 8 0 95 3
  1. ^ Appearance/s in EFL Trophy
  2. ^ Three appearances in FA Trophy and one appearance in Cheshire Senior Cup
  3. ^ Appearance/s in FA Trophy

Honours[edit]

with Port Vale

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Football League Limited: Club list of registered players as at 16th May 2015" (PDF). The Football League. 16 May 2015. p. 55. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 513. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ a b "Port Vale: Grew warns Fulham over young star Lloyd". The Sentinel. 22 April 2011. Retrieved 30 April 2011. 
  4. ^ Steve Shaw. "Port Vale: Vale hit seven, but promotion heaven remains another glut of goals away". The Sentinel. Retrieved 2 May 2011. 
  5. ^ Shaw, Steve (14 October 2010). "Port Vale: Youth team manager Mick Ede excited by Vale's future". The Sentinel. Retrieved 30 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "Cheltenham 2 – 0 Port Vale". BBC Sport. 19 November 2011. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "Pope and Lloyd sign". port-vale.co.uk. 11 June 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "Ryan Lloyd in frame for Valiants start". The Sentinel. 14 November 2012. Retrieved 14 November 2012. 
  9. ^ Parsons, Chris. "Lloyd leaves on loan". port-vale.co.uk. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  10. ^ "Cambridge 3 – 0 Tamworth". BBC Sport. 31 August 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  11. ^ Baggaley, Michael (30 April 2014). "Port Vale lose Staffs Senior Cup final to Rushall". The Sentinel. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  12. ^ Baggaley, Mike (19 June 2014). "Ryan Lloyd signs new Port Vale deal". The Sentinel. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 
  13. ^ Baggaley, Mike (11 June 2015). "Midfielder Ryan Lloyd signs new contract". The Sentinel. Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  14. ^ "Ryan Lloyd tipped for breakthrough season at Vale". The Sentinel. 21 May 2015. Retrieved 22 May 2015. 
  15. ^ "Chester: Alex Whitmore and Ryan Lloyd join on loan". BBC Sport. 24 November 2015. Retrieved 24 November 2015. 
  16. ^ Baggaley, Mike (29 January 2016). "Ryan Lloyd extends deal at Chester". The Sentinel. Retrieved 29 January 2016. 
  17. ^ Powell, Dave (12 August 2016). "Chester FC: Ryan Lloyd rejoins Blues on loan from Port Vale". Chester Chronicle. Retrieved 12 August 2016. 
  18. ^ "Chester 4-0 Sutton United". BBC Sport. 27 August 2016. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 
  19. ^ "Woking 3-1 Chester". BBC Sport. 29 August 2016. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 
  20. ^ Mac, Rob. "Loan Watch". port-vale.co.uk. Retrieved 20 December 2016. 
  21. ^ Baggaley, Mike (3 January 2017). "Transfer battle looms for Port Vale midfielder". Stoke Sentinel. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
  22. ^ Wheelock, Paul (6 January 2017). "Chester FC sign Ryan Lloyd on loan until end of season". Chester Chronicle. Retrieved 7 January 2017. 
  23. ^ "Port Vale: Thirteen senior players leave club after relegation to League Two". BBC Sport. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  24. ^ "Rob Page impressed with Ryan Lloyd's after Stoke City game". The Sentinel. 10 October 2015. Retrieved 10 October 2015. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Ryan Lloyd in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  26. ^ "Games played by Ryan Lloyd in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  27. ^ "Games played by Ryan Lloyd in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  28. ^ a b "Games played by Ryan Lloyd in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  29. ^ "Games played by Ryan Lloyd in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  30. ^ "Games played by Ryan Lloyd in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  31. ^ "Games played by Ryan Lloyd in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  32. ^ a b Ryan Lloyd at Soccerway
  33. ^ Sherwin, Phil; Johnson, Dave (2013), Port Vale This Side Up: 2012–2013 Promotion Celebration, BGL, ISBN 978-0-9926579-0-1