Bio33-year-old Ryan Bird joined the Rebels in June 2019, making the short move from local rivals Maidenhead United.
He was originally brought in as a striker but is now used primarily as a centre back, the position he played at the start of his career, although he remains a useful option as a target man when needed.
A local lad, Ryan arrived 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.
|First Appearance||Appearances||First Goal||Goals|
|03-08-2019 vs Dorking Wanderers||46||05-10-2019 vs Chippenham Town||6|
|17-09-2022||Slough Town||1-3||Worthing||FA Cup||Match report|
|06-08-2022||Havant & Waterlooville||3-1||Slough Town||League||Match report|
|11-09-2021||Slough Town||2-3||St Albans City||League||Match report|
|04-09-2021||Welling United||2-2||Slough Town||League||Match report|
|28-08-2021||Slough Town||0-1||Chippenham Town||League||Match report|
|21-08-2021||Dartford||3-0||Slough Town||League||Match report|
|14-08-2021||Slough Town||1-0||Chelmsford City||League||Match report|
|19-01-2021||Slough Town||0-2||Ebbsfleet United||League||Match report|
|16-01-2021||Slough Town||3-2||Braintree Town||League||Match report|
|15-12-2020||Slough Town||2-2||Dartford||FA Trophy||Match report|
|09-12-2020||Havant & Waterlooville||0-0||Slough Town||League||Match report|
|05-12-2020||Chippenham Town||2-2||Slough Town||League||Match report|
|14-11-2020||Billericay Town||2-0||Slough Town||League||Match report|
|07-11-2020||Slough Town||2-3||Maidstone United||League||Match report|
|17-10-2020||Slough Town||4-4||Welling United||League||Match report|
|13-10-2020||Slough Town||0-1||Bath City||FA Cup||Match report|
|10-10-2020||Dorking Wanderers||3-1||Slough Town||League||Match report|
|06-10-2020||Slough Town||1-0||Hemel Hempstead Town||League||Match report|
|03-10-2020||Dartford||0-1||Slough Town||FA Cup||Match report|
|19-07-2020||Slough Town||0-3||Dartford||Play Off||Match report|
|14-03-2020||Weymouth||2-0||Slough Town||League||Match report|
|29-02-2020||Dorking Wanderers||3-5||Slough Town||League||Match report|
|22-02-2020||Chelmsford City||1-1||Slough Town||League||Match report|
|15-02-2020||Slough Town||1-1||Havant & Waterlooville||League||Match report|
|08-02-2020||Welling United||1-2||Slough Town||League||Match report|
|01-02-2020||Slough Town||0-1||Oxford City||League||Match report|
|28-01-2020||Hampton & Richmond||1-2||Slough Town||League||Match report|
|25-01-2020||Braintree Town||0-1||Slough Town||League||Match report|
|18-01-2020||Slough Town||1-0||Dartford||League||Match report|
|11-01-2020||Billericay Town||2-2||Slough Town||League||Match report|
|04-01-2020||Slough Town||1-1||Eastbourne Borough||League||Match report|
|01-01-2020||Wealdstone||2-1||Slough Town||League||Match report|
|28-12-2019||Hemel Hempstead Town||1-1||Slough Town||League||Match report|
|26-12-2019||Slough Town||2-1||Wealdstone||League||Match report|
|26-11-2019||Slough Town||2-3||Concord Rangers||FA Trophy||Match report|
|23-11-2019||Concord Rangers||0-0||Slough Town||FA Trophy||Match report|
|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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