Ryan Pryce | defence
Former Cardiff City full-back who joined the Pitmen on the eve of the 2021-2022 season after a successful trial period
Telford-born Pryce has spent most of his career to date playing in the Welsh Premier League, starting out as a junior at Shrewsbury Town before joining The New Saints in the summer of 2015. He was quickly involved in the first team during the early stages of the 2014-2015 season, making five appearances before establishing himself in the side the following season with nineteen more games
His form for TNS had got scouts flocking to Oswestry during 2016-2017 as he became a virtual ever-present for the club as they continued to dominate the Welsh Premier League with a sixth successive league title. He spent a week on trial at Championship side Middlesbrough towards the end of the season but failed to earn himself a deal at the Riverside Stadium
Pryce spent time out on loan at Cefn Druids at the start of the 2017-2018 season, spending three months at The Rock before returning to The New Saints in December 2017 for the remainder of the season.
In the summer of 2018, Pryce left TNS at the end of his contract there and trialled for Jamie Vardy's V9 Academy, where he caught the eye of Cardiff City, who snapped him up in an initial one year contract which was later extended to two. He played several times for the Bluebirds' U23 side over the next two seasons and was linked with moves to the likes of Portsmouth during his spell at the Cardiff City Stadium before leaving in the summer of 2020
In October 2020, he joined Bala Town in the midst of the COVID-19 turmoil surrounding football, making a handful of appearances in the Welsh Premier League before the curtailment of the league season in 2021
In the summer of 2021, Pryce linked up with the Pitmen ahead of their friendly game with Leamington and impressed in both full-back positions before repeating the feat in further friendlies against Hereford and Merthyr Town, prompting the Pitmen to offer him a deal ahead of the new Pitching In Southern Premier League Central campaign