Ryan Tunnicliffe Profile

In or­der to ac­quire some more valu­able fir­st te­am foot­ball ex­per­i­ence, Ry­an Tunnicliffe sig­ned on a six-month-long loan con­tract wi­th freshly pro­moted Foot­ball Lea­gue Cham­pi­on­ship club Pe­ter­bor­ough Uni­ted in the sum­mer of 2011, and went on to make his com­pet­it­ive fir­st te­am de­but for The Posh when he took the field as a sec­ond pe­riod sub­sti­tute for Lee Freck­ling­ton in a 2-1 tri­umph over Crys­tal Pal­ace at Lon­don Road Sta­dium on the open­ing day of the 2011-12 sea­son. A de­fens­ive ori­ented and tough tack­ling work­horse in the middle of the park, Tunnicliffe pro­ceeded to play in 27 Cham­pi­on­ship mat­ches for Pe­ter­bor­ough Uni­ted be­fore he  made his re­turn to Man­chester at the back end of the 2011-12 cam­paign. Tunnicliffe was giv­en his seni­or de­but for Man­chester Uni­ted as a sec­ond ha­lf re­place­ment for Mar­nick Vermijl in a 2-1 Lea­gue Cup Third Ro­und vic­tory ag­ainst New­castle Uni­ted at Old Traf­ford on the 26th of Septem­ber 2012, but struggled to get in­to the start­ing el­ev­en un­der Sir Al­ex Fer­guson. Af­ter fur­ther loan stints wi­th Barns­ley and Ips­wich To­wn, he joi­ned Ful­ham in the middle of the 2013-14 term af­ter hav­ing made just two fir­st te­am ap­pear­ances for Uni­ted. Whi­le at Craven Cot­tage, he was shipped out on loan to Wi­gan Ath­let­ic and Black­burn Rov­ers be­fore he made a move to Cham­pi­on­ship new boys Mill­wall in the sum­mer of 2017. At in­ter­na­tion­al level, Tunnicliffe rep­res­en­ted Eng­land at youth levels, ap­pear­ing for the un­der-16 and un­der-17 levels. Ry­an Tunnicliffe: “When I came back from Pe­ter­bor­ough Uni­ted, I was not in the best of shape. Ob­vi­ously, I did not play as much as I would have liked there and it took me quite a few ga­mes to get back in­to the swing of things to get mat­ch fit.”


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