Ryan Ashford is a former English left full back who was born in Honiton, Devon on 13th October 1981. Ashford rose through the ranks at The Dell before making his Saints debut in the League Cup against Mansfield on 26th September 2001. Sadly his first appearance lasted just 21 minutes. Ashford was forced off injured and wouldn't make another Saints appearance before his release in March 2002.
Ashford signed for Torquay on a short term basis immediately after his Southampton release. He made two appearances for the Gulls, scoring in a 4-2 home loss to Halifax on 13th April 2002. Financial difficulties meant Torquay were unable to offer Ashford a long term deal the following campaign. The rest of his career was spent in non-league. Ashford spent 2002-03 with Weymouth, before a three year spell with Eastleigh.