TNS defender Ryan Pryce lands place in Jamie Vardy academy
Versatile The New Saints defender Ryan Pryce has been handed a chance to impress Football League scouts.
The 20-year-old has landed a place in this summer’s V9 academy, run by Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy.
Pryce, from Shawbirch in Telford, can play either left or right-back and had a trial at Championship outfit Middlesbrough 12 months ago.
He joined the Welsh Premier League champions on a two-year scholarship after he was released by Shrewsbury aged 15 and has been a key player since breaking into the first team.
Vardy famously played for Stocksbridge Park Steels, FC Halifax Town and Fleetwood Town before making his name with the Foxes – winning the Premier League in 2016.
And he decided to set up the academy to give other non-league players the chance to break through.
Last year Market Drayton goalkeeper Ash Rawlins, who also had a couple of appearances for AFC Telford, was selected and enjoyed a five-day trial period at Manchester City’s Etihad training base.