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TNS defender Ryan Pryce lands place in Jamie Vardy academy

By Lewis Cox | The New Saints | Published:

Versatile The New Saints defender Ryan Pryce has been handed a chance to impress Football League scouts.

Ryan Pryce

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.

Lewis Cox

By Lewis Cox
Trainee Multi-Media Sports Journalist - @lewiscox_star

Sports reporter with the Express & Star and Shropshire Star. Covering Shrewsbury Town and with a keen eye for non-league and grassroots.

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