Box-to-box midfielder Ryan Wintle arrived in the Welsh capital on June 23rd, 2021, becoming Mick McCarthy’s third signing of the 2021/22 campaign.
The 24-year-old began his career with Alsager Town of the North West Counties Football League, before joining Crewe Alexandra in January 2015. Wintle made his professional debut at the age of 18, and soon became an integral member of Alexandra’s side, cementing his place in the heart of midfield.
The 2018/19 campaign brought an important milestone in Wintle’s career, as he started all 46 of Crewe’s League Two fixtures. The following season, the midfielder helped the Railywaymen earn promotion to League One, scooping the club’s ‘Player of the Season’ and ‘Players’ Player of the Season’ awards. Last term, Wintle made 43 appearances in the third tier, helping Alexandra to a 12th place finish.
Ryan, who will be re-united with his former Crewe teammate Perry Ng in South Wales, has agreed a three-year deal which will keep him at Cardiff City Stadium until the summer of 2024.