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Ryan Bird

Ryan Bird

Stats

Squad Number: 18
Position: Striker
First Appearance: 03-08-2019 vs Dorking Wanderers
Appearances: 10
First Goal: 05-10-2019 vs Chippenham Town
Goals: 1

Bio

31-year-old striker Ryan Bird joined the Rebels in June 2019, making the short move from local rivals Maidenhead United.

Local lad Ryan arrives at Arbour Park having scored 192 goals in 576 first-team appearances in both the professional and semi-professional game.

He began his footballing career at Burnham, where he was promoted to the first team in 2004 at the age of 16. In total, he scored 133 goals in 340 appearances for The Blues, including 45 in 45 appearances in 2012/13 as his side won Southern League Division One Central title.

After a successful trial, Bird turned professional, joining League Two side Portsmouth. He scored his first professional goal in a 1-1 away draw against Torquay United and followed that up by netting twice the following weekend on his first league start, in a 3-2 home win over Exeter City.

Bird joined Cambridge United on loan and he was instrumental in the club’s run to the final of the FA Trophy final, scoring all three of their goals against Grimsby Town in the semi-finals. He then scored the opening goal in the final at Wembley as Cambridge United beat Gosport Borough 4-0.

After his release from Portsmouth, Bird joined Cambridge United on a permanent basis, scoring six times in 24 appearances, before joining Yeovil Town on a two-year contract. He scored eight times for the Somerset side.

A spell at Eastleigh followed before Ryan returned to the Football League with Newport County in 2017. He then moved to National League side Dover Athletic, finishing the 2017/18 season as the Kent club’s top scorer with 16 league goals in 43 starts.

Sponsored by: Lesley & Tony Wheeler

History

Match Date Home Score Away Competition Goals Cards
16-11-2019 Chippenham Town 0-3 Slough Town League Match report
02-11-2019 Slough Town 2-1 Chelmsford City League Match report
26-10-2019 Oxford City 2-1 Slough Town League Match report
08-10-2019 Slough Town 2-3 Chippenham Town FA Cup Match report
05-10-2019 Chippenham Town 3-3 Slough Town FA Cup Match report
21-09-2019 Flackwell Heath 0-3 Slough Town FA Cup Match report
17-08-2019 Maidstone United 1-1 Slough Town League Match report
10-08-2019 Concord Rangers 2-1 Slough Town League Match report
06-08-2019 Hungerford Town 1-0 Slough Town League Match report
03-08-2019 Slough Town 0-1 Dorking Wanderers League Match report

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