King's Lynn Town chairman Stephen Cleeve has thanked defender Ryan Fryatt for his service to the football club following the announcement that the 26 year old defender was leaving The Walks on Thursday evening. Speaking via his Twitter account Mr Cleeve said ' Would like to place on record my thanks to Natty (Fox ) and Ryan who have never let the club down and have always given 100% - they will always be welcome at The Walks '.
Also taking to Twitter club General Manager Mark Hearle added ' My thanks to both @RJFryatt15 and @NathanFox45 for all of their efforts for the football club. It's been a pleasure to work with Ryan for many seasons and Foxy for the last year. Good luck to you both for the future '.
King's Lynn born Fryatt joined the Linnets from Dereham Town in 2010 after stints at both academy's at Norwich City and Cambridge United. He began his Walks career in the club's reserve outfit but progressed to the bench and then later to a first team regular which continued until 2020. Ryan helped the club to promotion from the United Counties League and the Northern Premier Division ( South ) title in 2013. Ryan was also a part of the Linnets team that lost to Slough Town in the Southern League play off final in 2018 and of course was involved in the famous 2018/19 season securing promotion to the National League North following a 3 - 2 extra time win over Warrington Town a year ago. Fryatt also has a Norfolk Senior Cup winners medal to his name gained in 2017. In total Ryan made 349 Linnets appearances, scoring 32 goals in the process.
Speaking to the club's official website Director of Football Rob Back said ' I've watched Ryan's progression playing briefly for the reserves before moving into the club's first team, where he has been a regular for the last 10 years. His record of almost 350 club appearances is something that he should be very proud off, as he should also be of four possible promotions in his King's Lynn Town career. It goes without saying that I wish Ryan all the best for the future '.
Ryan also took to Twitter saying ' Just like to say thank you to everyone involved at @officialKLtown over the last 10 years. Some great memories that will stay with me for life! It's now time for a new challenge and to see what the future brings, but I wish all associated with the club all the best for the future'.