"Ryan has a superb left foot and is a quick and intelligent player," Yeovil boss Darren Way told the club website.

Prior to joining Swansea City, Hedges scored twice and claimed an assist as captain of the Welsh Schools Under-18s team in a 4–1 win over England.[2] Hedges has represented Wales at under-19 and under-21 level.[13]

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In February 2016, Hedges joined Stevenage on a one-month emergency loan.

In June 2015, Hedges signed a three-year contract extension at Swansea.[10][11]

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The winger, 21, made six league appearances while on loan at Stevenage in the latter stage of last season.

The 20-year-old, who can play on the wing or as a striker, made 17 appearances on loan at Leyton Orient last season and scored two goals.

He joined Premier League Swansea in 2013 and made 17 appearances for Leyton Orient while on loan during 2014-15.

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:42, 2 October 2016 (UTC).

Boro also completed a permanent deal for fellow forward Aaron O'Connor and signed Pat Hoban on loan from Oxford, despite manager Teddy Sheringham leaving the club.

On 8 July 2016, Hedges signed for League Two side Yeovil Town on a six-month loan deal.[12]

Hedges attended Hawarden High School in Hawarden, Flintshire, North Wales.[2] Michael Owen, Andy Dorman and Gary Speed are fellow ex-pupils from the school who became professional footballers.

Hedges spent 7 seasons at Everton FC eventually being released at U16. Hedges joined Swansea City from Flint Town in the summer of 2013 following some impressive performances for the Welsh Schools Under-18s team.[3] Hedges linked up with the Swansea City Under-21 team in the 2013–14 season, and was rewarded for his progress with a new one-year contract until June 2014.[4]

Ryan Peter Hedges (born 8 July 1995) is a Welsh professional footballer who plays for Yeovil Town on loan from Swansea City.