Fulham’s final dealings on transfer deadline day in January 2014 saw Ryan Tunnicliffe and Larnell Cole arrive in a joint switch from Manchester United. Tunnicliffe had been at Old Trafford since the age of nine.
A tenacious battler in the middle of the park, Tunnicliffe has been capped by England at Under-16 and 17 level, and was a key part of the United side that won the FA Youth Cup in 2011. Indeed, he won the Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year award that season, beating the likes of Paul Pogba, Ravel Morrison and Jesse Lingard to the accolade which had previously been claimed by Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Giuseppe Rossi and Danny Welbeck, to name a few.
During his Old Trafford years, he took in loan spells at Peterborough United, Barnsley and, most recently, Ipswich Town, where he made 29 appearances prior to joining Fulham.
After two appearances for Fulham, he joined Wigan Athletic on loan for a brief spell, before returning to feature in our final game of the season; a 2-2 home draw with Crystal Palace.
On 1st September 2014, Tunnicliffe joined Blackburn Rovers on a season-long loan deal.