Ryan Shanley Signs Permanent Deal

We are delighted to confirm that following the cancellation of his contract with Hibernian, we have been able to agree a deal to sign Ryan Shanley on a permanent contract; he is now an Edinburgh City player!

Having been on Hibs’ books since 2015, Ryan has had several loan spells over the last few years and has already written his name into the history books at City, having scored the winner on our first-ever Friday Night Football match with Stenhousemuir.

Manager Gary Naysmith had this to say to ECFC TV on the news of Ryan’s signing:

“I am delighted that we have been able to turn Ryan’s loan deal into a permanent transfer. I think this will really help Ryan settle down and blossom as a player as he now knows where his future lies. In the few games that he has played for us this season, he has shown that he can have a real impact. What we need to do now is to try and make sure he is fit and available on a regular basis and his season so far has been a bit stop start. If we can do that then I’m sure he will score goals for the club.”

Ryan was delighted to have put pen to paper on a permanent deal, commenting:

“It’s part of football that sometimes things don’t work out at a certain club, but when I got the offer to make my loan move at Edinburgh City permanent it was a fantastic opportunity. I’ve enjoyed my time at the club so far and am looking forward to kicking on for the rest of the season; it’s going to be exciting, especially with the move back to Meadowbank getting closer now.”

Congratulations Ryan on becoming a fully-fledged Citizen!

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