Ryan vows to be back with Boro

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Scarborough Athletic striker Ollie Ryan is desperate to return to the action before the end of the season.

The 27-year-old former Lincoln City, Boston United and Harrogate Town attacker hit two goals in five starts at the beginning of the campaign before being stung by a foot injury.

Ryan is now edging back towards fitness, though he also has a few family commitments to solve before he can return to Rudy Funk’s squad.

He said: “I just want everyone to know that I won’t be signing for anyone else, I want to play for the gaffer Rudy Funk and Scarborough Athletic.

“It has been frustrating, but this kind of thing is something I have got used to throughout my career.

“When I was at Boston I scored 20 goals early in the season and had clubs looking at me, but I had a few issues with the underneath of my foot.

“Then at Northwich, I had Oldham and Stockport sniffing around, but I was clattered by a big centre-half at Stocksbridge and I injured my knee.

“This time I thought I started well with Scarborough, but it turns out I was playing with a broken foot from the beginning of pre-season.

“I wasn’t able to hit the ball like I wanted because it hurt, I was having to side-foot the ball, which wasn’t ideal.

“I have started jogging now, but I had kept myself fit cycling and through the fact that I work in a gym.

“At the moment though I have a few family problems beccause my dad is ill and I am having my daughter every other weekend.

“I told the gaffer that I couldn’t commit fully to it because I would only be there every second Saturday and I wouldn’t be able to make training.

“I am hoping that things sort themselves out though and I am wanting to get back before the end of the season.

“Sometimes you just have to put family before football and this is one of those times.”

He added: “I really enjoyed the started of the season, I keep in touch with the lads through Twitter and I speak to the gaffer quite a lot.

“I just want to get back playing football as soon as I can and I’m looking forward to doing that with Scarborough Athletic.”